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Anorexia Nervosa

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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It is possible that the main title of the report Anorexia Nervosa is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.

Synonyms

  • Apepsia Hysterica
  • Magersucht

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Anorexia nervosa is an illness of self-starvation resulting in marked weight loss and characterized by a disturbed sense of body image and anxiety about weight gain. Females with this disorder may also experience absence of menstrual periods.

Resources

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc.
P.O. Box 640
Naperville, IL 60566
Tel: (630)577-1333
Fax: (847)433-4632
Email: anadhelp@anad.org
Internet: http://www.anad.org

Anorexia Bulimia Treatment and Education Center
615 North New Ballas Road
St. Louis, MO 63141-8221
Tel: (314)569-6565
Fax: (314)995-4197
Tel: (800)222-2832

National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
1211 Chestnut Street
Suite 1207
Philadelphia, PA 19107-6312
USA
Tel: (215)751-1810
Fax: (215)636-6312
Tel: (800)553-4539
Email: info@mhselfhelp.org
Internet: http://www.mhselfhelp.org

Mental Health America
2000 N. Beauregard Street, 6th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314-2971
USA
Tel: (703)684-7722
Fax: (703)684-5968
Tel: (800)969-6642
TDD: (800)433-5959
Email: infoctr@mentalhealthamerica.net
Internet: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
3803 N. Fairfax Drive
Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203-
Tel: (703)524-7600
Fax: (703)524-9094
Tel: (800)999-6264
TDD: (703)516-7227
Email: membership@nami.org
Internet: http://www.nami.org

NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
Health Science Writing, Press, and Dissemination Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard
Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Tel: (301)443-4513
Fax: (301)443-4279
Tel: (866)615-6464
TDD: (301)443-8431
Email: nimhinfo@nih.gov
Internet: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

National Eating Disorders Association
603 Stewart Street
Suite 803
Seattle, WA 98101
USA
Tel: (206)382-3587
Fax: (206)292-9890
Tel: (800)931-2237
Email: info@NationalEatingDisorders.org
Internet: http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/EmailForm.aspx
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD

BEAT Beating Eating Disorders
103 Prince of Wales Road
Norwich, NR1 1DW
UK
Tel: 0845 634 1414
Fax: + 44 1603 664 915
Email: shn@b-eat.co.uk
Internet: http://www.edauk.com

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It is possible that the title of this topic is not the name you selected. Please check the Synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and Disorder Subdivision(s) covered by this report

This disease entry is based upon medical information available through the date at the end of the topic. Since NORD's resources are limited, it is not possible to keep every entry in the Rare Disease Database completely current and accurate. Please check with the agencies listed in the Resources section for the most current information about this disorder.

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Last Updated:  12/19/2002
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