Eating Disorders Awareness Week 

EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS WEEK

February 21-Feb 27 2016

*Eating Disorders are complex bio-psychosocial illnesses, with a strong genetic component that makes us about 60% of the contributing factors. However, genes alone do not predict who will develop eating disorders.

If you think your child, or someone you know may be exhibiting signs of an eating disorder, please ask for help by seeking out specialized professional help from your family healthcare provider as soon as possible.  School counselors and nurses are also available to consult with during the school day. 

QUICK FACTS

  • In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life.
  • Anorexia has the highest mortality rate among all psychological disorders.
  • 1 in 4 individuals with eating disorders are male.
  • With proper detection and treatment, complete recovery is possible.

For more information about Eating Disorders, please refer to the references listed below.

*ALLIANCE FOR EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS,

  www.allianceforeatingdisorders.com

 National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)

www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

EATING DISORDER HOPE

This site lists eating disorder organizations & non-profits directory 
www.eatingdisorderhope.com

Posted by mr..prodanas On 24 February, 2016 at 1:53 PM