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Eating Disorders
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General Statistics At least 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the U.S. Every 62 minutes at least one person dies as a direct result from an eating disorder. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. Eating disorders affect all races and ethnic groups. Genetics, environmental factors, and personality traits all combine to create risk for an eating disorder.
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Anorexia Nervosa Description Characterized by excessive weight loss Self-starvation Anxiety about gaining weight or being “fat” Denial of hunger About half of anorexia patients have comorbid anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder and social phobia.
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Symptoms Resistance to maintaining body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height Intense fear of weight gain or being “fat” even though underweight Disturbance in the experience of body weight or shape on self-evaluation Loss of menstrual periods in girls and women post-puberty Hair loss or dry skin Withdrawal from friends or social gatherings
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  • Fall '17
  • Cramer
  • Psychology, Bulimia nervosa, Body weight, excessive weight loss

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