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Is your child insecure about the way he or she looks?
Have you noticed an abnormal eating pattern?
Does your child make repeated comments about looking fat?
There are many different factors that contribute to Anorexia Nervosa, but if he or she answered 'yes' to any of the above questions, your child could be going down a dangerous path.
Signs and Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa
- Dramatic weight loss
- Restrictive eating pattern
- Fear of gaining weight
- Frequent weighing
- Excessive exercise
- Counting calories
- Avoiding meals
- Wearing baggy clothes
- Increasing levels of anxiety and irritability
Physical Problems That Develop As Anorexia Progresses
Anorexia comes with a high risk of developing health problems.
The menstrual cycle will often be interrupted, indicating a problem in calcium and hormone regulation. The body begins losing bone density through osteopenia and osteoporosis. Other health risks include: a low metabolic rate, fatigue, fainting, lightheadedness, downy hair, contipation, and irregular heart rhythm.
Finding an Eating Disorder Therapist
Dr. Pamela Orosan-Weine is a mood and eating disorders therapist in Ann Arbor who also serves the surrounding communities. She is a fully licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in individual and family therapy for adults and adolescents with eating disorders. Call (734) 769-8050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or to schedule an appointment.