How is established or moderate stage anorexia nervosa defined?

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Bettina E Bernstein, DO; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Established or moderate stage features include the following:

  • Definitely distorted body image that has not diminished with weight loss

  • Weight goal less than 85% of average weight for height associated with a refusal to gain weight

  • Symptoms or signs of excessive weight loss associated with a denial that any problems are present

  • Unhealthy means of losing weight, such as eating fewer than 1000 calories per day, purging, or excessive exercise

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