She was afraid to eat. She lost 25% of her body weight.
She strove for perfection. Her sexual desires disappeared.
She had angry outbursts. She stopped having her periods.
She felt isolated. She was always cold.
She desired control. She felt weak.
She denied her hunger. Fine hairs grew on her entire body.
She was depressed. She suffered from insomnia.
She had a distorted body image. Her heartbeat was irregular.
She craved attention. She almost died.


We have chosen to present the signs and symptoms of anorexia nervosa
as a narrative in order to personalize the characteristics of the disorder.
To read the DSM-IV pyschological diagnosis of anorexia nervosa click here.