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Anorexia Nervosa

An Eating Disorder that is characterized by the lack or loss of Appetite, known as Anorexia. Other features include excess Fear of becoming Overweight; Body Image disturbance; significant Weight Loss; refusal to maintain minimal normal weight; and Amenorrhea. This disorder occurs most frequently in Adolescent females. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 1994)