Health Psychology: Eating Behaviours
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... Nervosa Teacher Anorexia Nervosa Based on information from the National Institute of Mental Health, anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that affects 0.9% of all American women and 0.3% of the men, usually beginning at the age of 19 (Eating Disorders, 2014). Although it affects women more than men and despite the fact that it is not as prevalent as other mental disorders, it remains as one of the worst diseases that can affect the quality of life of an individual and of those around him. Moreover, data from the NIMH reveals that only 33.8% of American patients with anorexia are receiving treatment (Eating Disorders, 2014).Thus, it is best to look more into the symptoms, causes and...