Conditions and Diseases
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Eating Disorders
Anorexia Nervosa

I have a friend who gained a bunch of weight after her dad died and shes now 300 lbs. She is trying to lose the weight but i fear she is leaning too far towards anorexia. is this possible?

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February 28, 2013 7:31AM

It's definitely possible here are the symptoms to keep an eye out for

Signs of Anorexia include:

  • Refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height. Weight loss leading to maintenance of body weight less than 85% of that expected; or failure to make expected weight gain during period of growth, leading to body weight less than 85% of what is expected. See calculation of Body Mass Index.
  • Distorted view of one's body weight or shape. Undue influence of body weight or shape on self evaluation, or denial of the seriousness of the current low body weight.

source: http://www.eatingdisordersonline.com/explain/anorexianervosasigns.php