Illness Prevalence NIH Research Funds (2011)
Alzheimer’s Disease < 6 million $450,000,000
Autism < 4 million $160,000,000
Schizophrenia < 4 million $276,000,000
Eating disorders 30 million $28,000,000
According to a 2002 survey, 1.5% of Canadian women aged 15 – 24 years had an eating disorder.
Government of Canada. (2006).
-The Human Face of Mental Health and Mental Illness in Canada 2006.
The prevalence of eating disorder statistics for anorexia and bulimia is estimated to be 0.3% and 1.0% among adolescent and young women respectively. Prevalence rates of anorexia and bulimia appear to increase during the transition from adolescence to young adulthood.
-Hoek, H. W. (2007). Incidence, prevalence and mortality of anorexia and other eating disorders statistics. Current Opinion in Psychiatry 19(4), 389-394.
- Lifetime prevalence rates for AN, BN, and BED tend to be higher among women than in men.
- Lifetime prevalence of AN = 0.9% in women and 0.3% in men
- Lifetime prevalence of BN = 1.5% in women and 0.5% in men
- Lifetime prevalence of BED found to be 3.5% in women and 2.0% in men
The average lifetime duration of BN is found to be approximately 8.3 years.
-Hudson, J. I., Hiripi, E., Pope, H. G. & Kessler, R. C. (2007). The Prevalence and Correlates of Eating Disorder statistics in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. Biological Psychiatry, 61(3), 348-358.
AN has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness – it is estimated that 10% of individuals with AN will die within 10 years of the onset of the disorder.
-Sullivan, P. (2002). Course and outcome of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. In Fairburn, C. G. & Brownell, K. D. (Eds.). Eating Disorders and Obesity (pp. 226-232). New Jersey, New Jersey: Guilford.
Center For Discovery recovery treatment centers specialize in treating a variety of eating disorders and customizes treatment to the individual. Our Atlanta, GA eating disorder treatment center provides treatment for the following eating disorders:
Binge Eating Disorder
Selective Eating Disorder (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder)
Our Atlanta, GA - Center For Discovery residential Treatment Center specializes in treating Eating Disorders with customized treatment for the individual to get well on the way to his/her eating disorder recovery.
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