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Anorexia Nervosa. For High School Students Casey Grasso Cone MW 9:25. WHAT IS ANOREXIA NERVOSA?. Anorexia Nervosa is…. An eating disorder where one continually starves themselves. AND/OR…. Disorder that focuses on food but attempts to deal with perfection. Probable Causes. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa

For High School Students

Casey GrassoCone MW 9:25


WHAT IS ANOREXIA NERVOSA?+An eating disorder where one continually starves themselves.

Anorexia Nervosa is+AND/OR.Disorder that focuses on food but attempts to deal with perfection.

+Low self-esteemPerfectionist standards from peers, families, and oneself

Anorexia Nervosa Patients tend to have: Probable Causes

+Probable Causes cont.

Poor body imageIdealized thinnessDissatisfied with their own body

+10-15% of patients are males Less likely to seek treatment because womens diseaseGay males: 15% bulimic & 20% anorexic

MALES CAN BE ANOREXIC TOO+Types of AnorexiaInduced vomiting after eating.Leads to serious digestive system health risks.Restricted amount of food entered into the body.Dieting, fasting, and exercising.PURGINGRestricting

+Slow heart rateBrittle bonesMuscle lossAnorexia Physical Signs and Symptoms

+ 9Anorexia Physical Signs and Symptoms cont.DehydrationFainting &/or fatigueDecreased fertility


Dramatic weight lossDenial of being too thinFixation on body imageCritical of appearanceAnorexia Behavioral Signs and Symptoms+Preoccupation with food

Secret food rituals

Anorexia Behavioral Signs and Symptoms cont.

+ Using laxatives or diet pillsThrowing up immediately after eatingCompulsive exercise Signs and Symptoms of Purging



Attempt to control life

HEALTHY DIETINGANOREXIASelf-esteem based on body imageWeight loss is a way to be happy

Becoming thin is all that matters; health is not a concern.Self-esteem based on more than body image.

Weight loss to be healthy

Goal is to lose weight in a healthy way.


1 in every 200 American women suffer3rd most common chronic illness among young adults.+

Most common age is between 12 and 25Only 1 in 10 people receive treatment

STATISTICS + Certain cultures influence diseases like anorexiaWestern society mostly

Families, friends, and environments


+Steps to RecoveryAdmitting you have a problemTalk to someoneStay away from people and places that may cause a relapseSeek professional help

+HOW TO HELPConfront the patientTalk to an adult or professionalCall the National Eating Disorders Association 1-847-931-2237OR research for tips on:National Eating Disorders Association

Eating Disorders Kill!+