About Anorexia Nervosa
The symptoms of anorexia nervosa can be severe, and even eventually deadly. Between 5-20% of individuals with anorexia nervosa will die from the condition; the probability of death increases within that range depending on the length of the condition (Zerbe, 1995). In fact, anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any mental health condition. In general, anorexia nervosa appears in early to mid-adolescence. It also disproportionately affects women.