Anorexia nervosa is a grave mental condition and a possibly dangerous eating ailment. The disorder regularly entails emotional problems, an improbable body appearance, and overstated distress of being obese. It frequently starts during teenage or early adulthood, but it may begin at the preteen age. The disorder is the third most regular chronic ailment among teenagers. Both men and women may develop anorexia; however, it is ten times more common in women. Virtually 1 in every 100 American females is likely to experience anorexia (Dobrescu et al., 2020). An individual with anorexia will deliberately limit their intake of food, generally because of fear of becoming overweight, despite the body mass index (BMI) being already low.
The diagnostic criterion for this disorder.
According to the American Psychiatric Association (2013), the diagnostic criterion for anorexia nervosa includes various aspects. Foremost, restraint of energy consumption is comparative to needs resulting in significantly low body mass from age, gender, developing trajectories, and physical well-being. Secondly, extreme anxiety of weight gain, although emaciated. Third, disturbance in a manner in which an individual’s body mass or form is experienced, unwarranted effects of body mass, or renouncing the gravity of the existing low body mass. The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) notes that an individual might have a grave eating condition, even devoid of meeting all the norms.
Best Practice Interventions
Anorexia Nervosa patients’ intervention processes comprise nutrition counseling, family rehabilitation, psychoanalysis, and medical treatment. The objective of treating Anorexia Nervosa is restoring the patient’s body mass to healthy levels, treating the emotional challenge, standardize the patient’s thinking, and assisting patients in developing long-lasting developmental changes. Cognitive-behavioral therapy that targets the transformation of a patient’s attitude regarding nutrition and body mass and cultivating an efficient approach to managing tense and challenging conditions offers improved outcomes. Several medical interventions comprise of recommending medicines to control nervousness, melancholy, or obsessive-compulsive ailment.
Anorexia Nervosa is linked with some health problems founded on a person’s fright of an undesirable body appearance. The extreme fear of being weighty goes beyond the person and results in progressive malnourishment that unfavorably affects body roles. The preeminent approach for the disorder is more ostensible as the weight further reduces from the normal. With reassurance and healthy reintegration, some patients recuperate to their standard eating practices.