Anorexia Nervosa 

is an illness stemming from a person’s low self esteem and perceived inability to cope with worries and emotional difficulties. It involves restricting food intake, and can involve over-exercise, and ways of getting rid of food that has been eaten.

Symptoms of anorexia nervosa

  • Noticeable weight loss
  • Fear of gaining any weight
  • Feeling cold, poor circulation
  • Loss of periods (menstruation)
  • Dizzy spells
  • Downy hair growing on skin
  • Feeling low and depressed
  • Avoidance of family meal times/preferring to eat alone
  • Missing meals/lying about eating meals
  • Sleeping problems
  • Concentration problems
  • Exercising excessively
  • Mood swings
  • Obsessive calorie counting
  • Distorted body image
  • Trying to conceal weight loss by wearing loose clothing
  • Denial that there is a problem