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Mental Health and Eating Disorder Statistics [Infographic]

Eating disorder statistics regularly show the prevalence of co-occurring mental health issues among those with eating disorders. In fact, eating disorders often develop as coping mechanisms for conditions like depression, anxiety, and trauma. However, how tight is the link between eating disorders and other mental health problems? Anorexia Anorexia itself is relatively common and is…

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Anorexia: The Real Story

We know the seriousness of eating disorders; the statistics speak for themselves – over 30 million people will suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder in their lifetime. And we know eating disorders are a severe mental illness, with anorexia nervosa topping the list as having the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness. Staggering numbers for…

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Eating Disorders and the Magnolia Creek Difference

Statistics show that about 30 million people suffer from eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder. Despite staggering numbers, many of those suffering do not seek treatment due to embarrassment, denial, or confusion surrounding their symptoms. Education and awareness are key in helping break through the stigma and providing the…

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Treating Anorexia and Co-occurring Anxiety Disorders

Anorexia can be challenging, and becomes even more difficult when another mental disorder like anxiety is present. Anxiety is one of the most common mental health diagnosis to occur with anorexia, and anxiety is the most prevalent mental illness in the U.S. today. Two-thirds of individuals with anorexia also show signs of anxiety years before…

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Eating Disorders and Malnutrition

By: Leigh-Ann Bamberg, Dietitian Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, are significant health concerns. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, it is estimated that 20 million women, and 10 million men in America will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives. These illnesses have a common goal: the…