Cognitive origins of anorexia

IB Psychology: Cognitive origins of anorexia

Anorexia nervosa is referred to as an ‘eating disorder’ by psychologists. According to the DSM-V, Anorexia nervosa is characterized by distorted body image and excessive dieting that leads to severe weight loss with a pathological fear of being overweight.Many psychologists argue that eating disorders are not the result of biological factors, but instead are the result of perception - in particular, a false perception...

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