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How far do you have to go? - January 24th 2016, 08:47 PM

How far do you have to go in order to be considered 'anorexic'?
Does it just happen to skinny people, or can larger women be considered anorexic?
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Re: How far do you have to go? - January 24th 2016, 09:21 PM

To be diagnosed with anorexia, according to the DSM (so, what professionals use):

Persistent restriction of energy intake leading to significantly low body weight (in context of what is minimally expected for age, sex, developmental trajectory, and physical health) .
So in order to be diagnosed with anorexia specifically, a certain amount of weight loss has to have occured. Personally, I disagree with this, because I think it should be diagnosed in relation to behaviours around food, but I don't write the DSM nor am I a professional so

Weight doesn't come into the equation when considering actually having an eating disorder though. There's many, many types and not necessary less serious than anorexia. As ever, if you're struggling with food intake, seek help from a doctor

Take as long as you need.
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