Sally has been becoming extremely conscious of her body weight.She sees herself as overweight when in reality, she is slim.
At school, Sally has been skipping meals by throwing out her lunch inorder to 'normalise' her body weight. She is paying close attention to calories and claims that she is dieting.
On weekdays, she goes to the local gym from 5 pm until 8 pm. She does not take any breaks and insists on conducting numerous repetitions of exhausting exercises. For example, she runs on the treadmill with a 2 incline for 1 hour and then immedicately goes to the shoulder press machine.
At the dinner table with her mother, Sally refuses to eat. Her mum insists on her eating but she yells and claims that she is full. Sally's mother is bewildered.
Months pass by and Sally has not gotten her menstrual cycle as usual, and her hair has also begun to fall out. Sally's mother is very worried.
Sally's mother decides to consult The Butterfly Foundation and informs the counsellors of Sally's unusual behaviours. The counsellor tells her that her daughter has Anorexia Nervosa, and claims that she need to be consulted as soon as possible to reduce devastat consequences. Sally's mother is heartbroken by the news.