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Anorexia nervosa in males

Anorexia nervosa is a severe, life-threatening disorder in which someone refuses to maintain a minimally normal body weight, is intensely afraid of gaining weight, has a distorted perception of the shape or size of his body, and is dissatisfied with his body shape and size.

Behavioural characteristics

Men with anorexia:

Emotional and mental characteristics

It is common for men with anorexia to:

Physical characteristics

Men with anorexia are likely to:

Written by the National Eating Disorders Association, Adapted by HealthInfo clinical advisers.


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