Refusal or inability to maintain a normal body weight.
Adults: less than 85 percent of ideal body weight or a body mass index (BMI) of 17.5 or lower
Children: less than 85 percent of body weight expected for age and height or failure to gain weight during a growth period, leading to body weight less than 85 percent of that expected
Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat
Body image disturbance
Denial of the seriousness of low weight
At least three skipped menstrual periods in a row (for females who have begun menstruating)
Subtypes of Anorexia Nervosa
Restricting: dietary restriction or exercise only
Binge eating/purging: binge eating, self-induced vomiting, or misuse of diet pills, laxatives, or diuretics (water pills) during the current episode of low body weight
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