What Is Anorexia? Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Worksheet updated on January 11th, 2021

What Is Anorexia? Worksheet

People who suffer from anorexia nervosa face many challenges with their self-esteem and body image. It is a condition that causes a person to go to extreme efforts to not gain weight. For a patient and their families, it can seem like the disorder only affects body image, but that is not the case. People who suffer from anorexia have emotional struggles that go deeper than body image.

Anorexia nervosa is a challenging condition to cope with each day, but with treatment a person can overcome the disorder. The first step of learning tools and methods to manage anorexia is understanding what the condition is and how it affects a person. Anorexia can be challenging to understand at first, but in order to set the path toward recovery each patient must understand their own condition. Knowing the signs, causes and key features of the disorder can help with learning how to recover and develop a healthy lifestyle.

About This Worksheet

This is the What Is Anorexia worksheet. This worksheet provides an outline of the condition. It provides an overview of what the condition is, what symptoms are associated with the disorder, and how anorexia develops. It also provides reflection questions for the reader to use to reflect on their own condition.

This worksheet is an aid for psychoeducation about anorexia. It is best utilized in individual settings. The worksheet can be used with adults. It can also be helpful for family members of the patient.


This worksheet is used to provide an education about the disorder of anorexia nervosa. Review the contents of the worksheet together with the patient. Provide your own insight of what it means to suffer from anorexia, and allow the patient time and space to reflect on how the condition affects their own life.

After reviewing the sections of the worksheet, allow the patient time and space to review the reflection questions on their own. Stay present while the patient completes the worksheet, and answer any questions they may have. When the patient has completed the worksheet, review the results with them and use the worksheet to begin preparing a plan for treatment.

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