Hey so every week i am going to put a new website on my profile to show u what’s anorexia or depression look like and i will talk about mental health.
Today we are gonna talk about anorexia
So first what is anorexia ?
Anorexia Medical Definition
Anorexia Nervosa is characterized by the National Institute of Mental Illness as individuals that have “a significant and persistent reduction in food intake leading to extremely low body weight; a relentless pursuit of thinness; a distortion of body image and intense fear of gaining weight; and extremely disturbed eating behavior .”
Anorexia Definition According to the DSM-5
The Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Illness (Fifth Edition) specifies that the following diagnostic criteria must be met for an individual to be diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa:
Restriction of energy intake relative to requirements, leading to significantly low body weight in the context of age, sex, developmental trajectory, and physical health,
Intense fear of gaining weight or of becoming fat, or persistent behavior that interferes with weight gain, even though at a significantly low weight,
Disturbance in the way in which one’s body weight or shape is experienced, undue influence of body weight or shape is experienced, undue influence of body weight or shape on self-evaluation, or persistent lack of recognition of the seriousness of the current low body weight .
ICD-10 Code for Anorexia Nervosa
The DSM-5 is a diagnostic resource created by the American Psychiatric Association and only used for diagnosis in the United States. The ICD-10, or International Classification of Disease, is a globally used diagnostic tool designated by the World Health Organization. These codes help medical and mental health professionals worldwide communicate a diagnosis regardless of the term used by that country or culture.
The ICD-10 diagnosis for Anorexia Nervosa is F50.0, and there are specifier codes for subtypes, with F50.01 signifying Anorexia Nervosa, Restricting Type, and F50.02 signifying Anorexia Nervosa, Binge-Purge Type (each defined below).
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