ANOREXIA: Mortality Rates

A youtube video by: StrawberryKField


  • Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness
  • A study by the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders reported that 5 – 10% of anorexics die within 10 years after contracting the disease; 18-20% of anorexics will be dead after 20 years and only 30 – 40% ever fully recover
  • The mortality rate associated with anorexia nervosa is 12 times higher than the death rate of ALL causes of death for females 15 – 24 years old.
  • 20% of people suffering from anorexia will prematurely die from complications related to their eating disorder, including suicide and heart problems
See Also:
A Look at Anorexia
Anorexia and Osteoporosis



Medusa said...

Wow. What a powerful video, MrsM. So many young lives lost to this deadly disease.

Thank you for posting so many great help links on your blog for those seeking help for anorexia.

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