Eating Disorders & Addiction Infographic

Eating Disorders & Addiction Infographic

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Eating Disorders & Addiction Infographic
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  • Only 1 in 10 men and women with eating disorders receive treatment.
  • Only 35% of people receive treatment for eating disorders at a specialized facility.
  • Up to 24 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the U.S.
  • Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.
  • An estimated 10-15% of people with anorexia or bulimia are male.
  • Among gay men, nearly 14% appeared to suffer from bulimia and over 20% appeared to be anorexic.
  • Anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among adolescents.
  • The mortality rate associated with anorexia nervosa is 12 times higher than the death rate associated with all causes of death for females 15-24 years old.
  • 35% of “normal dieters” progress to pathological dieting. Of those, 20-25% of people suffer from eating disorders.
  • 13% of participants in judged and scored sports are revealed to have an eating disorder.


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