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Teens Affected by Eating Disorders

by Savitha C Muppala on  March 9, 2011 at 5:59 PM Mental Health News   - G J E 4
One of the most exhaustive and detailed analysis of eating disorders has revealed that over half a million U.S. teens are victims of some form of eating disorder, and alarmingly most have not approached a specialist for treatment.   
 Teens Affected by Eating Disorders
Teens Affected by Eating Disorders
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The analysis also revealed that the most common among the eating disorders, was binge-eating disorder with more than 1.5 % of surveyed teens as victims. 0.3 % teens suffered anorexia, and below 1 percent were victims of bulimia.

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Above 50% of teens also suffered some other forms of mental disorders, depression and anxiety. Many reported thoughts of suicide, with some confessing to suicide attempts.  



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