According to research, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. To break it down more specifically, let’s look at the statistics of the lifetime prevalence of eating disorders in women.
20 million women will suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder in their lifetime, of these 20 million it is estimated that:
- .5% to 3.7% will suffer from anorexia
- 1% to 4.2% will suffer from bulimia
- 5% will suffer from binge eating disorder