Anorexia

Eating Disorders

Anorexia is a very common eating disorder

Anorexia is the act of having an abnormally low body weight.

Description

  • Comes from two Latin words meaning nervous inability to eat
  • Inability to maintain weight at or above what is normal
  • distorted body image

No main cause, can run in the family. Environmental and social factors can cause anorexia.

Relationships

People may think they are fat, causing them to stop eating and starve themselves, making their body weight low.

HELP!

  • Educate yourself
  • Have a treatment resource
  • Let the person know with the disorder that you care