Anorexia nervosa

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What is anorexia nervosa?

Anorexia nervosa is a syndrome in which the primary features include excessive fear of becoming overweight, body image disturbance, significant weight loss, refusal to maintain minimal normal weight, and amenorrhea. This disorder occurs most frequently in adolescent females.

Common symptoms reported by people with anorexia nervosa

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for anorexia nervosa

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Zyprexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
47
Tried for
anorexia nervosa (1)

Data from patients with anorexia nervosa, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with anorexia nervosa

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Zyprexa)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anorexia nervosa (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with anorexia nervosa, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has anorexia nervosa on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 133 say anorexia nervosa is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 16
20s 174
30s 113
40s 61
50s 55
60s 29
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 219
20-29 years 30
30-39 years 6
40-49 years 8
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 44
Female 398

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 256
Not Diagnosed 67

These charts show data from anorexia nervosa patients who have completed their condition history
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