Eating Disorders

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Facts

  • 3 main eating disorders: anorexia, bulimia, binge eating
  • Eating disorders can be caused by genetic or psychological issues
  • 24 million people in the U.S. have an eating disorder
  • 50% of people with eating disorders also have depression
  • 1 in 10 people with eating disorders receive treatment
  • Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness
  • 1/2 of teen girls and 1/3 of teen boys use unhealthy methods to control weight
  • 25% of college girls are bulimic
  • 85-90% of people with anorexia and bulimia
  • 69% of girls 10-18 are inspired by models for their body
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