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.
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.
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc.
P.O. Box 640
Naperville, IL 60566
Anorexia Bulimia Treatment and Education Center
615 North New Ballas Road
St. Louis, MO 63141-8221
National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
1211 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-6312
Mental Health America
2000 N. Beauregard Street, 6th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314-2971
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
3803 N. Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203-
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
Health Science Writing, Press, and Dissemination Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard
Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
National Eating Disorders Association
603 Stewart Street
Seattle, WA 98101
MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
BEAT Beating Eating Disorders
103 Prince of Wales Road
Norwich, NR1 1DW
Tel: 0845 634 1414
Fax: + 44 1603 664 915
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