Eating Disorder: Signs & Symptoms

Anorexia Nervosa Abrasions on back of hands/knuckles Becomes cold easily; especially the extremities Broken blood vessels in eyes or face Checking weight on scale frequently/multiple times each day Complains of being “too fat” despite being very thin Cooking for others, but not eating themselves Depression, irritability and mood swings Difficulty concentrating Difficulty eating in public… Continue reading Eating Disorder: Signs & Symptoms

Eating Disorder Definitions

What is Anorexia Nervosa? Anorexia nervosa, in the most simple terms, is self-starvation. Anorexics (anorectic is also correct usage) are typically described as “walking skeletons”, a graphic image that depicts the pallor and frailty of these struggling individuals. Anorexics are also often characterized as stubborn, vain, appearance-obsessed people who simply do not know when to… Continue reading Eating Disorder Definitions