Anorexia is a mental illness that looks like a nervous disorder.
Malfunctions in the work of the food center of the brain manifest themselves in a lack of appetite and refusal to take food. The patients’ psychological behavior is characterized by mental depression, apathy, decreased the ability to concentrate on doing something, isolation, dissatisfaction with themselves, their appearance and progress in weight loss. Moreover, the patients often do not believe they are ill rejecting a necessary treatment and continuing to avoid food in every possible way. As a consequence of weight loss, the total body weight is significantly (up to 30%) lower compared to the age norms.