There is no known way to prevent
anorexia nervosa. Early treatment may be the best way
to prevent the disorder from progressing. Knowing the early signs and seeking
treatment right away can help prevent
complications of anorexia.
For family members of children and teens
many ways adults can help children and teens form a healthy view of themselves
and learn to approach food and exercise with a positive attitude. Doing this
may prevent some children and teens from having this disorder.