Diet and eating disorders are medical illnesses, not a choice. 1 in 10 Americans will have a diet and eating disorder in their lifetime. While 95% of people with eating disorders are between age 12 and 25, people of all genders, races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic statuses are affected. With less than 6% of people having an eating disorder being medically diagnosed as underweight, it is not always associated with a change in physical appearance. Patients that are of color, LGBTQ+, disabled, overweight, or vetrens are also at higher risk. Diet and eating disorders can also negatively affect your mental health, and that of others around you as well. 1 in 4 with a eating disorder attmpt suicide. However, 60% of diet and eating disorder patients make a full recovery with early detection or intervention. Don’t wait to get the help you need now!
While diagnosis by a licensed professional is needed, these are common symptoms associated with Diet and Eating Disorders.