Anorexia Nervosa

What is Anorexia Nervosa?


Anorexia Nervosa in Males

Facts vs. Myths


Being thin will mean being happy.


Being happy is within you.  It is a state of mind you create that is not dependent on anything else.  You can be happy regardless of your weight or circumstances.


Only good little rich girls become anorexic.

Although anorexia appears more pronounced in times of plenty, culture is currently preoccupied with thinness and many young women, regardless of their background andstatus, have bought in to this obsession.


Useful Links to other sites about Eating Disorders:

The Center for Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention, Inc

Eating Disorder Shared Awareness’s Eating Disorder Page

Mirror Mirror Eating Disorder Shared Awareness

Eating Disorders/Disordered Culture


•  Refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height (Specifically, remaining at least 15 percent below expected weight or losing 15 percent of expected weight.)

•  Intense fear of weight gain or being "fat" even though underweight.

•  Disturbance in the experience of body weight or shape, undue influence of weight or shape on self-evaluation, or denial of the seriousness of low body weight.

•  Loss of three consecutive menstrual periods in girls and women post-puberty.

•  Preoccupation with food, calories, nutrition, and/or cooking.