How is the early stage of anorexia nervosa defined?

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Bettina E Bernstein, DO; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Early stage is defined by the following:

  • Mildly distorted body image

  • Weight 90% or less of average weight for height

  • No symptoms or signs of excessive weight loss

  • Use of potentially harmful weight-control methods or a strong drive to lose weight

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