Question: Why should we talk about eating disorders?

As eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental health problem and have serious physical as well as psychological symptoms, any delay can have serious consequences. And this is why we still need to continue creating greater awareness of these disorders.

Why do I want to have an eating disorder?

While there is no one true cause, several combined factors can produce an eating disorder. Individuals with a family history of eating disorders are more likely to engage in eating disordered behaviors, as well as those who have a history of depression, or obsessive-compulsive disorder.

What have you learned about eating disorders?

Eating disorders carry unforgiving consequences: Eating Disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder. Some studies estimate that up to 4 percent of those with Anorexia and 3.9 percent of those with bulimia will pass due to their illness.

Is Wannarexia a disorder?

Wannarexia is a pejorative term and, says Urban Dictionary (www.urbandictionary.com), is “an imaginary disease most commonly found amongst preteen to teenage, overweight females who claim to have the eating disorder anorexia, but they do not meet the criteria.” It continues, “In fact, they do not have an eating

What is surprising about eating disorders?

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. Every hour, at least one person dies in the US as a direct result from an eating disorder. 7. In the US, eating disorder research is the least funded of all mental illness research.

What are facts about eating disorders?

30 million people in the U.S. have an eating disorder. 95 percent of people with eating disorders are between the ages 12 and 25. Eating disorders have the HIGHEST risk of death of any mental illness. Eating disorders affect all genders, all races and every ethnic group.

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