Anorexia nervosa is a common and deadly eating disorder. Statistics show that without treatment, up to 20 percent of people with a serious eating disorder die. That number goes down to 2 to 3 percent when treatment is sought. Among all psychological disorders, anorexia has the highest mortality rate.

This eating disorder can lead to many other co-occurring physical and mental health disorders, including heart disease and even heart failure. Many people with anorexia also have anxiety and depression.

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