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What is Anorexia?

Anorexia nervosa is a serious mental illness characterized by significant weight loss; difficulties maintaining appropriate body weight and, for some, body dysmorphia. At any given time, anorexia nervosa will affect 0.3-0.4% of young women and 0.1% of young men, and it has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition, states the following are present in all diagnosed cases of anorexia nervosa:
Although all criteria from the DSM-5 may not be met, a serious eating disorder may still be present.

Signs and Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa

You cannot tell if someone is struggling with anorexia just by looking at them; individuals do not need to be underweight or emaciated to have the disorder. If you believe a loved one may need anorexia treatment, consultation and a diagnosis still need to follow. Symptoms of anorexia nervosa vary on the length and severity of the disorder, and may include the following:

Health Consequences of Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia can seriously damage your body, as it takes a greater physical toll than most other mental health conditions. Some of the physical consequences can appear:

If you or a loved one is suffering from an eating disorder, we can help you get your lives back on track.

How We Provide Anorexia Treatment

Anorexia can be severe, and even deadly. Without treatment between 5-20% of individuals with anorexia will die from the condition, with treatment the number decreases to 2-3%. At the Toledo Center, we provide an individualized treatment plan designed to meet the specific needs of each client.
Clinical treatment approaches include:
Our highly skilled interdisciplinary team members work closely with clients to design a treatment plan based on the initial assessment and then apply that plan within the framework of evidence-based treatment principles. Clients play a vital role in helping set realistic treatment goals that will help them address the underlying issues of their eating disorder.