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Eating Disorders

  • 1 in 5 women struggle with an eating disorder or disordered eating. (National Institute of Mental Health’s (NIMH) guide, Eating Disorders: Facts About Eating Disorders and the Search for Solutions)
  • An estimated 10 to 15% of people with anorexia or bulimia are male. (Carlat, D.J. Camargo. Review of Bulimia in Males. American Journal of Psychiatry)
  • 90 % of those who have eating disorders are women between the ages of 12 and 25. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, The Center for Mental Health Services, offices of the US Department of Health and Human Services)
  • It is estimated that currently 11% of high school students have been diagnosed with an eating disorder. (ANAD Ten Year Study. National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders)

Eating Disorders Fact Sheet

Helpful Websites

National Eating Disorders Association

National Institute of Mental Health