Table 2

Diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa ICD 1018

A. Weight loss, or in children; lack of weight gain, leading to a body weight of at least 15% below the normal or expected weight for age and height
B. weight loss is self-induced by avoidance of fattening foods
C. A self-perception of being too fat, with an intrusive dread of fatness, which leads to a self-imposed low weight threshold
D. A widespread endocrine disorder involving the hypothalamic–pituitary–gonadal axis, manifest in the woman as amenorrhoea and in the man as a loss of sexual interest and potency (an apparent exception is the persistence of vaginal bleeds in anorexic women who are on replacement hormonal therapy, most commonly taken as the contraceptive pill)
E. Does not meet criteria A + B of bulimia nervosa