In the United States, an estimated 30 million people have an eating disorder. Throughout the world, that number may go as high as 70 million. Untreated eating disorders can lead to serious mental and physical health effects.

Anorexia nervosa, one specific type of eating disorder has the highest death rate of any mental health disorder. Some of the other most frequently diagnosed eating disorders include bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.

Eating Disorder FAQs

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about eating disorders and their provided answers.