Signs of Eating Disorders

. Tuesday, January 27, 2009
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To determine whether someone has anorexia nervosa, look for the following signs:
  • Loss of 20 to 25 percent of total body weight
  • Loss menstrual period
  • Compulsiveness about exercise
  • Compulsive eating behavior
  • Depression
  • Perception of self as fat
The bulimic exhibits the following signs.
  • Frequent weight fluctuation of 10 pounds in either direction
  • Massive consumption of high-calorie foods
  • Repeated attempts to lose weight by severely restrictive dieting or long term fasting
  • Awareness that eating pattern is abnormal
  • Fear being unable to control eating voluntarily
  • Depression
  • Self –deprecating behavior


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