This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. When you hear the term “Eating Disorder”, you may think African-Americans especially women can’t relate. However, current trends and studies beg to differ.
A study published by PBS Nova Online revealed younger, more educated and perfecting seeking African-American women are most at risk of succumbing to eating disorders. Click here for full article
Eating Disorders can range from Anorexia nervosa , Binge eating and Bulimia.
Here are some interesting facts according to the National Institute of Health:
- Women are more likely than men to have eating disorders.
- It usually starts in teenage years.
- Eating disorders often occurs with depression, anxiety disorders and substance abuse.
- Eating disorders can cause heart and kidney problems and even death.
Early detection is key in addition to getting the help and treatment you need.
4 Steps Involved with Treatment:
- Nutritional counseling
- Mental Health Therapy
- Monitoring Progress
- Medicines (sometimes)
If you or someone you love has an eating disorder, please click on the links below for more information:
National Eating Disorders Organization
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
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