When is it anorexia?

If someone starves themselves when are they counted as “anorexic”? (e.g. A month?) What percentage of their body weight do they have to lose to be counted as “anorexic”? Do all anorexics make themselves sick? Does someone have to have all/most of the anorexic symptoms to be anorexic? Please help me!

Answer #1

Only a qualified medical professional can make the call, as it’s a mental illness that results in death 20% of the time. With those odds, if you have a mental issue with food, body image, etc, or starve yourself, you should really get some help.

And, if you don’t, then why bother worrying about anorexia…just focus on eating right & exercising.

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