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Eating Disorders in Australia

Getting help Eating disorders are estimated to affect Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses. If you suspect you or someone else you know has an eating disorder it is important to seek help immediately. Visit our website to find help in your approximately 9% of the population. area. Eating disorders can occur in people as young as 7 or as old as 70; however evidence shows that young people are more at risk. Eating disorders are frequently associated with other psychological and physical disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse and The risk of premature death for women with Anorexia Nervosa is 6-12 times higher than the general population. personality disorders. Risk factors for eating disorders can include dieting, negative body image, genetic vulnerability and psychological traits. The total social and economic cost of eating disorders in Australia in 2012 was estimated at $69.7 BILLION. Snapshot National Eating Disorders Collaboration Eating disorders in Australia %24

Eating Disorders in Australia

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Eating disorders have a significant and underestimated impact on Australian society. Eating disorders are estimated to affect approximately 9% of the Australian population. A person with an eating di...



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