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 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
We know that a variety of factors contribute to the development of an eating disorder including (but not limited to) societal pressures, neurobiology, trauma histories, family dynamics, and high levels of stress. Regardless of the type of eating disorder, controlling weight is one motivator for an eating disorder; another is being in control of something no one else can.
At Magnolia Creek, our therapeutic environment is designed to provide a whole person approach to treatment. We explore the issues and experiences related to eating disorders and challenge the thoughts and behaviors that prevent women from living their life fully.