What is anorexia? yet another new name. Yes it is a physical ailment, however its root cause is obsession. Anorexia refers to excessive low weight due to obsession with calorie intake. when teenagers choose to go on diet thinking they are gaining extra weight, it can become an obsession beyond a certain point. when they start counting their calories with everything they eat, they gradually start losing weight drastically due to improper intake of nutrients and have to be tube fed soon. anorexia is identified with disfigurement of body and unwarranted fear of being overweight.
Symptoms include trying to maintain a below-normal weight through starvation or too much exercise.
Medical treatment may be needed to restore normal weight. Talk therapy can help with self-esteem and behavior changes.
hence now we know that psychological issues can also cause physical ailments, hence we must focus on our mental health.