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The Risk for Teens and Eating Disorders in Spanish Springs Nevada

The Risk for Teens and Eating Disorders in Spanish Springs Nevada

Do you have a teenager that suffers from depression in Spanish Springs Nevada? Learn more about a study on adolescents that suffer from a mental illness and the connection with an eating disorder.

sad girlAccording to an article at dailyrx.com, “Who Suffers the most from Eating Disorders

“While eating disorders do not receive the same amount of attention as other serious mental health illnesses, they are more common in teens than one might think. What’s more, they found anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating go hand in hand with other mental illnesses.

Sonja A. Swanson, Sc.M., of the National Institute of Mental Health, and colleagues studied eating disorders among teens to find out the lifetime and 12-month prevalence of multiple eating disorders.

dailyRx Insight: Depressed teens are at risk for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.

Using data from face-to-face interviews with more than 10,000 adolescents between 13 and 18 years of age, the researchers reviewed the prevalence of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and sub-threshold eating disorders (when a person shows disordered eating habits that do not meet the criteria for diagnosis of an defined eating disorder).

The researchers found that the lifetime prevalence rate of anorexia nervosa was 0.3 percent; 0.9 percent for bulimia nervosa; 1.6 percent for binge-eating disorder; 0.8 percent for sub-threshold anorexia nervosa; and 2.5 percent for sub-threshold binge-eating disorder. The 12-month prevalence rates were similarly low.

Swanson and colleagues also found that the majority of adolescents with an eating disorder also had at least one other mental disorder. For example, 88 percent of teens with bulimia nervosa and 83.5 percent of teens with binge eating disorder had some other mental health issue.”

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