Essay Eating Disorders And Anorexia Nervosa

1460 Words Dec 15th, 2016 6 Pages
Eating Disorders have become so massively widespread in the past 3-4 decades that - in particular, Anorexia Nervosa - alone is responsible for the highest mortality rate compared to any other mental disorder.
“Beat estimate that there are over 1.6 million people suffering from diagnosed or undiagnosed eating disorders throughout the UK”
In fact, in women between the ages of 15 and 30, an astonishing 1 in 100 women will suffer with this disease and 25% of all sufferers are male. https://www.eatingdisorderhope.com/information/anorexia/anorexia-nervosa-highest-mortality-rate-of-any-mental-disorder-why. 2015

https://www.b-eat.co.uk/about-eating-disorders/types-of-eating-disorder/anorexia
2014
“Without treatment, 20% of people with eating disorders will die. With treatment, 2%-3% of anorexia sufferers will die, demonstrating just how effective professional treatment can be,” http://www.mirror-mirror.org/anorexia-statistics.htm 2007
So, the question that I and many others are asking is WHY are so many cases left untreated, and WHY are there such (as many describe as) a disgraceful lack of hospital beds for those suffering with this deadly disease?
Now I’m going to go into more detail about the deadliest of all disorders; Anorexia Nervosa. This ‘is a severe mental illness where people keep their body weight low by dieting, vomiting, using laxatives and excessively exercising’. Alongside this, many sufferers will also struggle with forms of depression, self-harm and suicidal…

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