Eating Disorders


Symptoms of Anorexia

-intense fear of gaining weight

-muscle loss or weakness

-fainting. fatigue

-reduction of bone density

-severe dehydration

Symptoms of Bulimia

-peptic ulcers

-tooth decay and staining

-type 2 diabetes

-heart disease

-Gallbladder disease

Eating Disorder Facts

Eating disorders can be genetic

Approx. 24 million people in the US struggle with an eating disorder

10% of those with eating disorders receive treatment

33% of teen boys admit to using unhealthy methods to control their weight

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental disorders

91% of college age girls admit to dieting to control their weight.

22% of college age girls say they diet "often" or "always"