Anorexia Nervosa is connected with low body weight and a false body image. It can affect boys and girls and people of any age. It is a very difficult condition to understand.
Some signs that a person may have Anorexia Nervosa include:
- They are not eating enough and their body weight is becoming lower than normal for their age and sex
- They are very scared about gaining weight or become obsessed with a behaviour which stops a person from gaining weight. This may include: exercising too much, fasting, or mis-using diet pills
- They do not see their body shape or weight as it truly is. For example, they might feel overweight and yet they have a low body weight