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My Eating Disorder.
Mortality Statistics on Bulimia Nervosa
Myth: Only teenage girls suffer from eating disorders. In fact, it may be due to a lack of diagnosis that more people are not being recorded with eating disorders in the other age ranges. A person of any age or gender can suffer an eating disorder. Myth: Eating Disorders are caused by parents. Reality: Eating disorders may be biologically based, but parents cannot cause an eating disorder in their child via their behavior.
Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder usually characterized by periods of binging—or excessive overeating—followed by some kind of compensatory behavior.
pull your big girl panties up
The year-old had died a few hours earlier after her heart stopped beating, a side effect of bulimia. As a result, her father championed a bill to require health insurance companies to cover comprehensive and effective treatment for eating disorders. He then watched the bill for years fail again and again. Eating disorders statistically have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, however, research shows most deaths from anorexia, not bulimia. A study released in January and only available online when this article was written found people with anorexia were five times more likely to die over the study period than their peers without eating disorders. Another study of women diagnosed with anorexia or bulimia and reported 11 4.