Unfortunately the life of a person with an eating disorder is shrouded in secrets and shame. Becoming a master of manipulations and half-truths, those with eating disorders are able to fool every friend and family member around them into believing nothing is wrong. That’s why as a friend or family member it’s important to keep a keen eye out for your loved one. By knowing, recognizing and addressing even the smallest symptoms and behavioral changes could save the life of the person suffering.
In the case of anorexia, there are a few things to look out for. The first thing to be aware of is, a refusal to maintain a healthy body weight and an intense fear of gaining weight.