WHAT IS ANOREXIA NERVOSA? Having a BMI Refusal of lower than 17.5 maintaining a healthy body weightMissing several menstrualperiods in a row (for females) A very bad self- image, always sees him/herselfThe intense fear as too fatof gaining weight
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS ? Dramatic weight loss in a relatively short period of time
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS ? Different obsessions dealing with losing weight, such as calories and exercising
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS ? Wearing big, baggy clothes that hide the figure
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS ? Vomiting right after consuming meals
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS ? Use of diet pills, laxatives, etc
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS ? Visible self-starvation or food restriction
The difference between dieting and anorexia Healthy Dieting Anorexia An attempt to control An attempt to control your life weight. and emotions. Self-esteem based on more Self-esteem based entirely on than just weight and body weight and body image. image. Weight loss is viewed as a Weight loss is viewed as a way way to improve health and to achieve happiness. appearance. Goal is to lose weight in a Becoming thin is all that healthy way. matters; health is not a concern.
“NO ANOREXIA” French model Isabelle Caro Posed for Italian anorexia awareness campaign “No Anorexia” Featured on billboards across Europe Passed away due to suffering from anorexia nervosa
SLOVAKIA Kričím telom Im screaming with my body"• Dedicated to anorexia and bulimia•Organized by League for mentallllhealth• Offers a complex approach tollllcommunication about bulimia andllllmental anorexia
THE NETHERLANDSDutch organization Centrum Eetstoornissen Ursula created a website:Proud2BMe.Visitors can find all sorts of articles about anorexia and read stories of ex-anorexia patients.The website has a donation section as well, where visitors can donate to the siteto keep the website going.
DENMARK Landsforeningen mod spiseforstyrrelser•Website about anorexia andlllother eating disorders.•Offers personal stories,llllectures and online chats withllldoctors.•Presents ideas of what to do iflllyou know someone with thellldisorder. "The National Association against Eating Disorders"
Credits Anorexia Nervosa & Extreme Dieting The Team:Team SlovakiaTeam DenmarkTeam The NetherlandsBarbora ČerveňováDaniela Biba Imrišková We ThankAnne Samuelsen You For Your AttentionJulie Gregersen