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Anorexia Nervosa

An eating disorder most commonly seen in young women age twelve to twenty-one that is characterized by a loss of appetite for food that is not explained by local disease or specific neurosis or psychosis. There is progressive, severe loss of weight and suppression of menstruation in women, and impotence in men. The patient typically denies that anything is wrong even when emaciated.

Taxonomy Code: YF-300.270-05

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