Yes-this is serious-you could die from this affliction--I don't know if there is cultural differences (I'm in the USA) but here -anorexia nervousa and BDD are quite serious.
Here in the states most of those afflicted with anorexia are teenaged, white, middle class females who find that eating little or nothing is a way of trying to control their lives (although anorexia can be found in most demographics).
Is there some sort of support group in Wales for anorexics? Call your public health office--they should be able to refer you to someone or some group. Call today this is very important!
Will you let me know that when you have contacted help? Thanks --Carol