Prevalence of Eating Disorders Among Teens: ”
In any given year, nearly 1 in 60 teens would qualify for an eating disorder diagnosis such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder. More specifically, a new study from the National Institute of Mental Health found that the one-year prevalence rate of eating disorders in teens is 1.7 percent.
The study was published in the March 7 issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.
Source: Archives of General Psychiatry. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.22.