You don’t have to have all these symptoms to be diagnosed with an eating disorder.
As well as these symptoms, you may feel bad about yourself or that you are not good enough, feel sad, anxious or irritable, or not feel like spending time or getting involved in activities with other people.
Even if you are not unusually skinny or do not feel skinny, you may have an eating disorder if you are experiencing the above symptoms.
Who gets eating disorders?
All eating disorders can occur in both males and females of any age.
People used to think that only young women and teenage girls could have eating disorders. We now know that eating disorders occur in both males and females, but that girls and women are twice as likely as boys and men to have an eating disorder.