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Anorexia Nervosa Therapists in California
Anorexia nervosa is a serious mental health condition involving a severe disturbance in eating patterns. Such restrictive behavior leads to a reduction of body weight below what is deemed healthy for the individual’s age and height. The condition is marked by food refusal, food rules, rigid eating behaviors, and a persistent fear of gaining weight. Many people who suffer with this disorder are unable to objectively understand how much weight they are losing and may have difficulty acknowledging that they are underweight. Therefore, it is important that treatment is pursued, as anorexia and other eating disorders are associated with serious medical complications and have the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric illnesses.