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Orthorexia nervosa - an eating disorder, obsessive- -compulsive disorder or disturbed eating habit?

@article{BrytekMatera2012OrthorexiaN,
  title={Orthorexia nervosa - an eating disorder, obsessive- -compulsive disorder or disturbed eating habit?},
  author={Anna Brytek-Matera},
  journal={Archives of psychiatry and psychotherapy},
  year={2012},
  volume={14}
}
  • A. Brytek-Matera
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of psychiatry and psychotherapy
summary The purpose of this article was to describe the phenomenon of a new disorder called orthorexia nervosa. This paper proposes a theoretical framework for the definitions, prevalence, diagnostic criteria, method and treatment of orthorexia. This disturbing behaviour concerns the pathologic obsession for healthy nutrition. In contrast to eating disorders, people with orthorexia are obsessed with food quality rather than quantity and they do not care excessively for thin silhouette like in… 
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Associations between orthorexia, disordered eating, and obsessive-compulsive symptoms: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
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Orthorexia Nervosa: differences between clinical and non-clinical samples
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