By: Breanna Brousseau
What causes it?
This doesn't have a cause but it has triggers. A trigger can be the reasoning behind developing anorexia but not the exact cause.
Signs to look for..
Symptoms you may see in an anorexic are:
- Weighing themselves several times a day
- Wearing baggy clothing
- Counting calories
- Excessive exercising
- High heart rate
- Low blood pressure
- Organ failure
- Skin conditions (Jaundice and Cyanosis)
How to treat it..
- Counseling for other psychological problems that may have triggered it
- In-patient or out patient help
"I am beginning to weigh myself in strength, not pounds. Sometimes in smiles."-Laurie Halse Anderson (Wintergirls)
How an anorexic sees themselves
"I eat numbers, not food"
This quote has been used by many anorexics to describe how they count calories.
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