Signs and Symptoms

Anorexia Nervosa

  • Person refuses to maintain normal body weight for age and height
  • Loss of menstrual cycle
  • Intense fear of becoming fat
  • Excessive exercising
  • Preoccupation with food and body size

Bulimia Nervosa

  • Person binge eats
  • Feeling out of-control while eating
  • Vomits, abuses laxatives, exercises or fasts to get rid of calories
  • Believes self-worth requires being thin (it does not)

Binge Eating Disorder

  • Person binge eats frequently and repeatedly
  • Feels guilt and shame about binge eating
  • Feels out-of-control and unable to stop eating during bingers
  • May eat secretly or snack and nibble all day