Anorexia is the eating disorder in which there is an intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though such individuals are underweight, coupled with a denial of the implications of their current low body weight for their physical health and survival (Ryckman, 2013, p. 470).


Ryckman, R. M. (2013). Theories of personality (10th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

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