In-depth

Alternative medicine

Acupuncture


Medical marijuana

Complications

Bone health tips

Wondering how to keep your bones strong and healthy? Follow these tips to take care of your bones.

Dehydration

You normally lose about 10 cups (2.4 liters) of water every day — much more during exercise or illness. Learn how to stay hydrated.

Insomnia

Sleepless nights? Insomnia includes difficulty going to sleep, staying asleep or going back to sleep after you awaken. Insomnia may be temporary or chronic.

Low blood pressure (hypotension)

Low blood pressure (hypotension) can be a sign of good health or of a life-threatening condition. Find out more about hypotension's causes and treatment options.

Osteoporosis

Prevention

Healthy body image

Teen eating disorders

Symptoms

Childhood mental illness

Dry skin

Extreme temperatures — hot or cold — can take a toll on your skin. Here's how to pamper and protect it.

Fatigue

Menstrual cycle

How well do you know your menstrual cycle? Follow these tips to track your menstrual cycle and identify problems.

Symptom Checker

Foot pain? Headache? Sore throat? Skin rash? Use the Symptom Checker to find out what's causing your symptom.

Unexplained weight loss

Tests and diagnosis

Bone density test

Complete blood count

A complete blood count can be used to evaluate your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

Electrocardiogram

Urinalysis

Urinalysis can be used to assess your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

X-ray

Treatments and drugs

Family therapy

Jan. 28, 2016
References
  1. Anorexia nervosa. In: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-5. 5th ed. Arlington, Va.: American Psychiatric Association; 2013. http://www.psychiatryonline.org. Accessed Nov. 13, 2014.
  2. Hales RE, et al. The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry. 6th ed. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Publishing; 2014. http://www.psychiatryonline.org/resourceToc.aspx?resourceID=5. Accessed Nov. 13, 2014.
  3. Forman SF. Eating disorders: Overview of epidemiology, diagnosis, and course of illness. http://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed Nov. 13, 2014.
  4. Longo DL, et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 18th ed. New York, N.Y.: The McGraw-Hill Companies; 2012. http://accessmedicine.mhmedical.com/book.aspx?bookid=331. Accessed Nov. 13, 2014.
  5. Campbell K, et al. Eating disorders in children and adolescents: State of the art review. Pediatrics. In press. Accessed Nov. 13, 2014.
  6. Forman SF. Eating disorders: Overview of treatment. http://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed Nov. 13, 2014.
  7. Anorexia nervosa. The Merck Manual Professional Edition. http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/psychiatric_disorders/eating_disorders/anorexia_nervosa.html. Accessed Nov. 13, 2014.
  8. Breuner CC. Complementary, holistic, and integrative medicine: Eating disorders. Pediatrics in Review. 2010;31;e75.
  9. Complementary, alternative, or integrative health: What's in a name? National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. http://nccam.nih.gov/health/whatiscam. Accessed Nov. 13, 2014.
  10. Anorexia nervosa. National Alliance on Mental Illness. http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=By_Illness&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=7409. Accessed Nov. 13, 2014.
  11. Watson HJ, et al. Update on the treatment of anorexia nervosa: Review of clinical trials, practice guidelines and emerging interventions. Psychological Medicine. 2013;43:2477.
  12. Hensrud DD (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Nov. 18, 2014.
  13. Sim LA (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Dec. 8, 2014.
  14. Campbell K, et al. Eating disorders in children and adolescents: State of the art review. Pediatrics. 2014;134:582.
  15. Couturier J, et al. Efficacy of family-based treatment for adolescents with eating disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2013;46:3.
  16. Mequinion M, et al. Ghrelin: Central and peripheral implications in anorexia nervosa. Frontiers in Endocrinology. 2013;4:1.