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Prevalence of Eating Disorders Among Teens

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.

By Terry Moore

Terry Moore, MSW, LICSW is an Independently Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Omaha, NE. He provides psychotherapy and pain management to adults, often utilizing Hypnosis. He is an Approved Training Consultant - through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis [ASCH], the same body that issues his Certification in Hypnosis.