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Signs to look for in Anorexia

If 3 or more of these signs are present there may be cause for concern and it would be advisable to share your concerns with your GP or call our advice line.

Physical Signs to look for in Anorexia

  • Noticeable Weight Loss
  • Fatigue
  • Constantly feeling cold
  • Growth of fine body hair (lanugo)
  • Poor hair condition
  • Poor skin condition
  • Unable to participate in physical activities
  • Skipping meals
  • Avoiding eating with others
  • Unwillingness to attend school
  • Absence of periods
  • Emotional signs to look for in Anorexia

  • Change in Character
  • Low Mood
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Overall Sadness
  • Tearfulness
  • Uncharacteristic outbursts
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Isolation/Anti social behaviour
  • Pre-occupation with food & food issues
  • Anxiety around food