Tag Archives: Anorexia

A Case of Addison’s Disease Nearly Mistaken for Anorexia Nervosa

A 22-year-old woman presented to her primary care physician because of an unintentional weight loss of 30 pounds (Figure A) associated with nausea, vomiting, anorexia, and generalized abdominal pain. She also described symptoms of anxiety and low mood that coincided with the breakdown of a relationship. Although she did not report body image distortion or fear […]

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Medical Complications of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are serious psychiatric illnesses related to disordered eating and distorted body images. They both have significant medical complications associated with the weight loss and malnutrition of anorexia nervosa, as well as from the purging behaviors that characterize bulimia nervosa. No body system is spared from the adverse sequelae of these […]

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Anorexia Nervosa & Bulimia (video)

Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia are serious eating disorders that can cause long-term negative health consequences– even death. Read more about the medical complications of these conditions in the January 2016 issue of AJM.

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