Anorexia Nervosa is characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss.
Refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for height, body type, age, and activity level.
Intense fear of weight gain or being “fat”.
Feeling “fat” or overweight despite dramatic weight loss.
Loss of menstrual periods.
Extreme concern with body weight and shape.
In addition to restricting calories, people with anorexia may also control their weight with exercise, diet pills, or purging.