Anorexia nervosa, or anorexia, is an eating disorder and mental health condition.
When a person develops anorexia, they have a fear of gaining body weight and try to keep themselves thin by not eating enough food. They often think of themselves as fat, even when they are underweight.
Anorexia affects men and women of any age; however, it generally starts between 12 to 25 years and is more common in females. 

Seek urgent help if you have rapidly lost weight for longer than a few weeks, lost weight over three months, or think your eating is out of control. Speak to your family doctor (GP) if any of these happening to you or a young person you care for.