What are the signs of anorexia?

Signs of anorexia include: fear of gaining weight, unrealistic ideas about body shape or weight; denial of a problem; an ‘inner voice’ that challenges views on eating and exercise; strange or obsessive behaviour around eating; mood swings, depression, secrecy; restlessness or hyperactivity; wearing baggy clothes; vomiting, taking laxatives, exercising excessively.

Source: Information for teenagers @ beat – beating eating disorders

Remember that recovery is always possible.

Further help

  • beat – confidential helplines, facebook, twitter & messageboards to talk to other people affected by an eating disorder

Photo: Anorexia by Santiago Alvarez under Creative Commons license