ANOREXIA NERVOSA is characterized by:

  • Extreme weight loss;
  • Intense fear & refusal of weight gain or maintaining appropriate weight;
  • Possible loss of menstrual cycle;
  • Extreme negative perception of body image (seeing self as fat even when under weight);
  • Individuals may restrict calories or purge calories by vomiting, using laxatives/diuretics, or expressive exercise

Common warning signs:

Dramatic weight loss and denial of hunger, skipping meals or making excuses to avoid meals, avoiding food, categorizing food by "good/bad or safe/unsafe", wearing heavy clothing or covering up to hide weight loss, depression and/or anxiety, withdrawal from others, perfectionism, creation of food rituals/rules, excessive exercise, poor body image and low self-esteem, etc.

Does any of that cause concern or sound familiar? Do you or a loved one need to be professionally evaluated for an eating disorder and start working on recovery? Contact me today to schedule an appointment for a full assessment and recommendations. I would love the opportunity to work with you on restoring your health and live in recovery from your eating disorder.

Medical Risks:

There are multiple medical risks and consequences involved with eating disorders which can be very serious and potentially life threatening if left untreated. Eating Disorders have a high mortality rate when left untreated or in adequately treated. You can recover from an eating disorder and many physical complications can be reversed if treated and treated early.