Anorexia nervosaSymptoms

The main symptom of anorexia is deliberately losing a lot of weight or keeping your body weight much lower than is healthy for your age and height.


Anorexia is an eating disorder where you feel a need to keep your weight as low as possible.


Symptoms of anorexia include believing you're fat when you're a healthy weight or underweight, eating very little or missing meals.


Anorexia is usually treated with talking therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

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