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Anorexia Nervosa has the Highest Mortality Rate of Any Psychiatric Disorder
Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder that causes people to restrict their food intake in order to lose weight. Suicide is the cause of death for half of anorexia nervosa sufferers, more than the number who die from starvation. In fact, one in five people attempt suicide while they struggle to overcome the disorder.
It is impossible to recover from Anorexia Nervosa unless you reach a minimal normal weight. – Angela Guarda, MD
Research suggests that genetics influences who is vulnerable to the disorder. Although experts think 50-80% of cases result from genetics, no specific gene has yet been linked to the disorder.
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An estimated 20 million women in America will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives.
Angela Guarda, MD
Angela Guarda, MD is the Stephen and Jean Robinson Associate Professor of Eating Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at…Read More…
It is impossible to recover from Anorexia unless you reach a minimal normal weight.
– Angela Guarda, MD
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Anorexia Nervosa Caregiver Tips
The most important thing you can do for a loved one with anorexia nervosa is to be supportive. There are many helpful strategies you can incorporate to help them get help and recognize that weight gain is the cornerstone of treatment.