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  1. 1. Anorexia Warning Signs Pooky KnightsmithInstitute of Psychiatrywww.eatingdisordersadvice.co.uk@ED_Advicewww.eatingdisordersadvice.co.uk
  2. 2. What is an eating disorder? 3 major types Food and weight as a way of coping Serious mental health issue ANYONE can be affected Not all about appearances Low self-esteem@ED_Advice www.eatingdisordersadvice.co.uk
  3. 3. Anorexia NervosaThe thinner I got, the fatter I felt. I would look in the mirror and cry as I saw this ugly whale looking back at me Low weight Fear of weight gain Influence of shape and weight Loss of periods@ED_Advice www.eatingdisordersadvice.co.uk
  4. 4. Anorexia Warning SignsWeight Loss(may be cleverly hidden)@ED_Advicewww.eatingdisordersadvice.co.uk
  5. 5. Anorexia Warning SignsRestricted Eating May cut out entire food groups e.g. become vegetarian@ED_Advice www.eatingdisordersadvice.co.uk
  6. 6. Anorexia Warning SignsSkipping Meals@ED_Advice www.eatingdisordersadvice.co.uk
  7. 7. Anorexia Warning Signs Strange BehaviourCalorie Counting@ED_Advice www.eatingdisordersadvice.co.uk
  8. 8. Anorexia Warning SignsBaggy Clothing Layers of Clothes@ED_Advicewww.eatingdisordersadvice.co.uk
  9. 9. Anorexia Warning Signs IsolationDistances themselves from friends@ED_Advicewww.eatingdisordersadvice.co.uk
  10. 10. Anorexia Warning Signs Avoiding PE to avoid weight loss detection or exercising hard to lose weight@ED_Advicewww.eatingdisordersadvice.co.uk
  11. 11. Anorexia Warning SignsDizziness due to low blood sugar Blue Hands due to cold@ED_Advicewww.eatingdisordersadvice.co.uk
  12. 12. Anorexia Warning SignsLifeless HairBrittle Nails due to poor nutrition@ED_Advicewww.eatingdisordersadvice.co.uk
  13. 13. Anorexia Warning Signs Chewing Gum To take mind off or replace food@ED_Advice www.eatingdisordersadvice.co.uk
  14. 14. Anorexia Warning Signs Cant focus on School Work consumed with thoughts of food@ED_Advicewww.eatingdisordersadvice.co.uk
  15. 15. Warning Signs Summary Weight loss Avoiding PE Restricted eating Over-exercising Skipping meals Dizziness & fainting Strange behaviour Blue hands Calorie counting Lifeless hair Baggy clothing Brittle nails Layers of clothing Chewing gum Cant focus in class@ED_Advicewww.eatingdisordersadvice.co.uk
  16. 16. Questions? pooky@eatingdisordersadvice.co.uk @ed_advice www.eatingdisordersadvice.co.uk Advice and support for teachers and parents@ED_Advice www.eatingdisordersadvice.co.uk
  17. 17. The Book@ED_Advicewww.eatingdisordersadvice.co.uk