Anorexia

an eating disorder

What is it?

Anorexia is an eating disorder that causes those affected to obsess over food and how much they weigh.

Facts

  • distortion of body image
  • may not have anything to do with binge eating or purging
  • inability to recognize severity of the situation
  • one might deny hunger
  • one might "play" with their food rather than eat it
  • large fear of weight gain
  • refusal to stop losing weight
  • one might exercise excessively
  • there is no way to console a person and convince them they are not fat
  • 90-95% are women
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