Anorexia Nervosa

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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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.
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Resources

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc.
Box 7
Highland Park, IL 60035
Tel: (847)831-3438
Fax: (847)433-4632
Email: anad20@aol.com
Internet: http://www.anad.org

Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association
2330 West Joppa Road
Suite 100 Foxleigh Bldg.
Lutherville, MD 21093-4605
Tel: (410)955-4647
Fax: (410)614-3241
Email: drada@jhmi.edu
Internet: http://www.drada.org

Anorexia Bulimia Treatment and Education Center
615 S. New Ballas Rd.
Edgewood Building
St. Louis, MO 63141
Tel: (314)569-6565
Fax: (314)995-4197
Tel: (800)222-2832
Email: None
Internet: None

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

National Mental Health Association
2000 North Beauregard Street
6th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
USA
Tel: (703)684-7722
Fax: (703)684-5968
Tel: (800)969-6642
TDD: (800)433-5959
Email: infoctr@nmha.org
Internet: http://www.nmha.org

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Colonial Place Three
2107 Wilson Blvd.
Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
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

Bystryn, J. C., M.D.
New York University Hospital
530 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212)889-3946

NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Blvd
Rm 8184, MSC 9663
Rockville, MD 20892-9663
Tel: (301)443-4513
Email: nimhinfo@nih.gov
Internet: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/

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: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

BEAT Beating Eating Disorders
103 Prince of Wales Road
Norwich, NR1 1DW
UK
Tel: + 44 1603 619 090
Fax: + 44 1603 664 915
Email: shn@b-eat.co.uk
Internet: http://www.edauk.com

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