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. 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. 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. Source: Medindia << First Hand Transplant in California "exergames" - the New Fitness Programme >> Recommended Reading Orthorexia Nervosa Are you a Health Food Junkie? Are you obsessed with what you eat all the time? You may be a victim of a condition called Orthorexia Nervosa. READ MORE Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder most commonly found among teenage girls. Anorexia nervosa is characterized by a very low body weight, generally defined as 15% below the Body Mass Index. READ MORE Bulimia Nervosa The term ''Bulimia'' refers to episodes of uncontrolled excessive eating, known as "binges," followed by self-induced vomiting or purgation. READ MORE Yoga for Stress Tap into the powers of mind-body therapy called yoga and find out how you can use yoga for effective stress management. READ MORE Binge Eating Disorder When a person overeats, he is unable to control his hunger pangs, while during an emotional/binge eating session, he is incapable of controlling his emotions. READ MORE Chronic Dieting - Is it an Eating Disorder? Chronic dieting is associated with eating disorders that mainly include unhealthy eating practices such as severe calorie restriction in diet of men or women who on a regular basis follow fad diets mainly to reduce weight. READ MORE Diabulimia Diabulimia is an eating disorder particularly in patients with type I diabetes caused by reducing and/or skipping insulin doses. READ MORE Eating Disorders Eating disorders involve extreme attitudes and behaviors towards food and weight. It has the highest suicidal mortality rate than other mental illnesses. READ MORE Female Athlete Triad Female athlete triad is caused by extreme dieting and exercise usually among young women athletes and leads to abnormal menstruation, an unhealthy body and in extreme cases even death. READ MORE Loss of Taste Symptom of loss of taste usually occurs in combination with loss of smell and can be complete loss or partial loss of taste. It can also be temporary or permanent, though the latter is very rare. READ MORE Sleep Eating Disorders Sleep-related eating disorders are abnormal eating behaviors that occur during night. Sleep related eating disorder is a part of parasomnias. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Selfie Addiction Calculator Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects More News on: Binge Eating DisorderAnorexia NervosaBulimia NervosaSleep Eating DisordersLoss of TasteFemale Athlete TriadEating DisordersDiabulimiaChronic Dieting - Is it an Eating Disorder?