Eating Disorders the Deadliest Mental Illnesses


eating, disorders the deadliest mental illnesses Eating, disorders carry the highest risk of death of any mental illness having an eating disorder According to lynn, grief president and ceo of the national eating, disorders association is like being Born with a gun, and life pulls the trigger While other mental conditions are nothing to be trifled with, this is national eating, disorders awareness week And while grief says the dialogue about eating, disorders is turning the corner there’s still a lot More that must be said the discussion she said is now about treating eating Disorders as the mental illnesses they are you wouldn’t Criticize someone with cancer we need to be treating this like a tumor grief said You, take, them, by the hand and help them the gun in eating disorders Eating disorders affect 0.9. Percent of women and 0.3. Percent of men at, some point in their lives The recognized types of eating, disorders according to the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders Dsm-4 include anorexia nervosa The inability to maintain a minimally healthy Body weight the illuma nervosa repeat bouts of binge eating followed by vomiting Inappropriate use of laxatives fasting or excessive exercise eating, disorder not otherwise specified Ednos an eating, disorder that doesn’t fit the specific. Criteria for either anorexia or bulimia The national institute of mental health states that eating Disorders have a 10% mortality rate the highest of any mental disorder Long-term eating, disorders can increase a person’s risk for osteoporosis bone thinning Reproductive problems and permanent damage to the kidneys and heart like other mental disorders eating Disorders can include a genetic component Often people experience other conditions, along with an eating, disorder especially anxiety depression an obsessive-compulsive Disorder no one wakes up one day and chooses to have an eating, disorder grief said eating Disorders rare travel, alone the bullets of society if you saw a friend with a gun to their head, you’ve talked Them out of it grief said in an interview with, health line eating, disorders are like having a gun to your head and Sadly, society is ready and waiting to pull the trigger Critics are quick to blame the media’s portrayal of beauty just review The oscars coverage and note how, many times reporters comment on someone’s attire or figure but There’s more to it than that the marlboro man didn’t Cause lung cancer but he did encourage people to smoke grief said Some people not everyone will do anything to look, like that We can’t blame the media because if the media caused eating Disorders we’d all have one however society and popular culture Do put pressure on people especially the young to look and act a certain, way Images of perfectly sculpted, men and women are all around us and it’s up to parents to help their children Navigate these messages there’s a lot of chaos out there Grief said there’s a lot of confusion out there especially for young people you

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