Potential Effects of Anorexia Nervosa

Cognitive Effects:

  • Lowered mood/depression – pessimism, hopelessness, inability to take pleasure from life
  • Pre-occupation with food and urge to overeat
  • Isolation/Lost of interest in relationships (platonic/sexual)
  • Loss of concentration
  • Catastrophizing problems – small problems are like mountains
  • Impairment of complex thought

Physical Effects