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Anorexia is where people try to keep their weight as low as possible by limiting what they eat and/or doing too much exercise. People with Anorexia often think they are overweight even when they are very underweight.
The NHS website outlines some warning signs that might indicate that someone has Anorexia:
More signs to be aware of, in an educational setting, are outlined on the Beat website at:
More information about Anorexia is provided by Beat at: www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/types/anorexia.
If you are a parent or carer, please contact your GP.
If you are a professional:
CARED Scotland is for parents and carers of young people (aged up to 25) in Scotland who have recently received a diagnosis of an eating disorder, and are about to start or have just started treatment: https://www.caredscotland.co.uk/.