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Anorexia nervosa. Illustration of a woman with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa (left) and at a normal, healthy body weight (right). Anorexia nervosa is a psychological disorder in which people intentionally starve themselves. This leads to rapid weight loss and ill health due to malnutrition. If not treated, patients may starve themselves to death. Counselling and therapy may help, along with antidepressant drugs.
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