Anorexia Nervosa

Low body weight and distorted perception of body weight.

Help is available at any hospital

Symptoms

Physical
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Bluish discoloration of fingers
  • Absence of menstruation
  • Dry or yellow skin


Emotional
  • Denial hunger
  • Flat mood
  • Irritability
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Refusal to eat
  • Depression


Red Flags to Watch For
  • Skipping meals
  • Spitting food out after eating
  • Covering up in layers
  • Complaining about being fat
  • Not eating In public
  • Making excuses for not eating

Think of others

Having this disease not only affects the person who has it. It affects their friends and family as well as other loved ones

Health Concerns/Problems

Facts/Statistics

Prevalence -1%-4.2% of women have suffered from anorexia in their lifetime

Mortality - This disorder has the highest fatality rate. 4% of individuals die from complications

Treatment - Only about 1/3 of people that have anorexia get treatment