Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterised by refusal to maintain a healthy body weight. And an obsessive fear of gaining weight due to a distorted self image. Which may be maintained by various cognitive biases that alter how the affected individual evaluates and thinks about their body. Food and eating. Anorexia nervosa is a serious mental illness with a high incidence of comorbidity and also the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder.
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