How to Become Anorexic

Anorexia nervosa is a disturbing eating disorder that often originates when people are in their teens. People suffering from anorexia purposely withhold eating food from their diet, so they can lose weight. They suffer from the perception that they are fat when the mirror indicates they are actually thin. About 5 percent of teenage girls…

Risk Factors of Anorexia

Eating disorders do not have a single, identifiable cause. There are psychological, biological and social risk factors which may increase the likelihood of an eating disorder developing, as well as behaviours and traits which can be changed (such as dieting, poor self-esteem, perfectionism). Eating disorders can occur across all ages, socio-economic groups and genders. Some…