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Eating Disorders

  • Eating disorders are serious health threats to children, youth and adults of both sexes. They cause disturbances in the diet pattern, by eating a small amount or a large amount of food.
  • Eating disorders are mental disorders and can go unnoticed for a long period of time.
  • The most common eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa.
  • Both have a damaging effect on physical and mental health.
  • Eating disorders, appear to be common around the age of 16 to 20 years.
  • These conditions are easier to treat in early stages.
  • Most people who have an eating disorder recover safely.
  • If not treated early and well, eating disorders can become chronic (lifelong disease) and in rare severe cases they may lead to death.

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