extremely restricted eating extreme thinness (emaciation) a relentless pursuit of thinness and unwillingness to maintain a normal or healthy weight intense fear of gaining weight distorted body image, a self-esteem that is heavily influenced by perceptions of body weight and shape, or a denial of the seriousness of low body weight
distorted body image, referenced in literature as a type of body dysmorphia, meaning that they view themselves as overweight even though they are not.
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is an eating disorder characterized by the maintenance of a bodyweight well below average through starvation and/or excessive exercise
Anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any mental disorder
estrictive and binge-eating/purging
Anorexia nervosa has been increasingly diagnosed since 1950; the increase has been linked to vulnerability and internalization of body ideals
Persistent exposure to media that presents body ideals may constitute a risk factor for body dissatisfaction and anorexia nervosa.
thinspiration” or “fitspiration” (inspirational photo galleries and quotes that aim to serve as motivators for the attainment of body ideals)
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