Nervosa is the deliberate resistance to maintain an acceptable body
weight, specifically by refusing to eat. Anorexia is characterized
by an intense fear of weight gain and a severely distorted body image.
Anorexia is often accompanied by denial, or the refusal to acknowledge
that there is a problem. Anorexia, like all eating disorders, is
a lifelong condition that never goes away. You can get treatment
and regain your health, but you will always be affected to some degree
by anorexia. Anorexia is treated through therapy, support groups
and psychological treatment. If anorexia gets too far, you might
have to be monitored and force-fed at a hospital. It may seem absurd
to let anorexia get this far, but the refusal to eat easily becomes
an obsession that many women become consumed by. Other serious health
concerns are caused by anorexia, some long-term and others short-term.
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