Table 1.

Diagnostic Criteria for Anorexia Nervosa. From the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders11

1.Restriction of energy intake relative to requirements leading to a significantly low body weight in the context of age, sex, developmental trajectory, and physical health.
2.Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though underweight.
3.Disturbance in the way in which one's body weight or shape is experienced, undue influence of body weight or shape on self-evaluation, or denial of the seriousness of the current low body weight.