Anorexia nervosa: Signs and symptoms

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Find out about the signs and symptoms of anorexia nervosa.

Key points

  • Someone with anorexia nervosa will often hide it and deny having a problem, but there are a number of behavioural and physical signs to watch for.
  • Behavioural signs include avoiding family meals, limiting food choices, wearing baggy clothes and being more irritable than usual.
  • Physical signs include not gaining weight, or losing weight, feeling cold all the time, dizziness and low energy.
Last updated: September 12th 2023