Thirty-one percent of teens hospitalized for anorexia nervosa had an atypical form of the disorder, in which they experienced all of its physical and cognitive complications but weren't underweight, according to an Australian study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Increased weight loss, but not being underweight, was associated with the complication of dangerously low pulse rates, and researcher Melissa Whitelaw said anorexia should be redefined to reference weight loss in addition to being underweight.
Researchers look at atypical anorexia nervosa among adolescents
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