Eating Disorder Statistics

Eating disorder statistics show that anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder are more common than many people realize. Most people have heard something about eating disorders but many are shocked by the actual statistics for eating disorders. Here are some eating disorder statistics that may surprise you.

Statistics for Eating Disorders Prevalence

Statistics for Eating Disorders Mortality Rates

Eating Disorder Statistics About Treatment


If you’re horrified by these statistics for eating disorders, you should know there are some things you can do.

If you have children, raise them with realistic body images and expectations about their appearances and weights. Discourage dieting, because statistics show that people that diet regularly are much more like to develop eating disorders than those that do not diet. Encourage self-esteem in your children.

If your children show signs of developing an eating disorder, seek help right away. Seek help for yourself right away if you think you might be developing an eating disorder, too. Early intervention can prevent some of the more serious medical complications of eating disorders.

If you or someone you know needs treatment for an eating disorder, make sure the treatment provided is adequate. Look for a treatment center that provides medical care, mental health care and nutritional counseling. Be prepared to battle your insurance company for coverage.

Additional Reading: Follow the links for teenagers eating disorders statistics and for bar graphs on eating disorders.  To learn about the social causes of anorexia, treatment for anorexia nervosa or male anorexia, just follow the links.  There is also additional information on the bulimia signs, teenage bulimia, and how to get the correct help for bulimia.

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