Latest Orthorexia nervosa Stories
A recent Wall Street Journal article on “orthorexia” by Sumathi Reddy published on November 10, 2014 (
Perhaps the most puzzling symptom of anorexia nervosa â€“ a disorder that tends to occur in young women â€“ is the refusal to eat, resulting in extreme weight loss.
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Psychiatric disorders are common in adults who have had the eating disorder anorexia, researchers in Sweden said. A total of 51 teenagers with anorexia nervosa were studied, together with an equally large control group of healthy persons beginning in 1985.
Orthorexia supposedly is an emerging eating disorder marked by extreme devotion to healthy food. People suffering from the addiction obsessively check labels, avoid junk food, plan menus and often eat a healthy diet so they can feel "pure."
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