Eating Disorders

Restore Counseling Center has some of the best resources for eating disorders in the metroplex. With years of experience and nutritional counseling on site, we are prepared to help you.

EATING DISORDER STATISTICS
(Resource: www.state.sc.us/dmh/anorexia/statistics.htm)

Prevalence

  • It is estimated that 8 million Americans have an eating disorder
    • 7 million women
    • 1 million men
  • 1 in 200 American women suffers from anorexia
  • 2-3 in 100 American women suffers from bulimia
  • Nearly half of all Americans personally know someone with an eating disorder (Note: 1 in 5 Americans suffers from mental illnesses.)
  • An estimated 10-15% of people with anorexia or bulimia are males

Mortality Rates

  • Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of ANY mental illness
  • A study by the National Association of Anorexia and Associated Disorders reported that 5-10% of anorexics die within 10 years and only 30-40% ever fully recover
  • The mortality rate associated with anorexia nervosa is 12 times higher than the death rate of ALL causes of death for females 15-24 years old
  • 20% of people suffering from anorexia will prematurely die from complication related to their eating disorder, including suicide and heart problems

Adolescents

  • Anorexia is the 3rd most common chronic illness among adolescents
  • 95% of those who have eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25
  • 50% of girls between the ages of 11 and 13 see themselves as overweight
  • 80% of 13-year-olds have attempted to lose weight

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