Here at EatingDisordersResources.org we realize that eating disorders are not due to a failure of will or behavior; rather, they are real, treatable medical illnesses in which certain maladaptive patterns of eating have taken on a life of their own.
Before you explore EatingDisordersResources.org further we would like you to know that you are not alone in your search for information.
An estimated 0.5 to 3.7 percent of females suffer from anorexia nervosa in their lifetime.
An estimated 1.1 percent to 4.2 percent of females have bulimia nervosa in their lifetime.
Community surveys have estimated that between 2 percent and 5 percent of Americans experience binge-eating disorder in a 6-month period.
Eating Disorders in Men
While females are much more likely than males to develop an eating disorder, an estimated 5 to 15 percent of people with anorexia or bulimia and an estimated 35 percent of those with binge-eating disorder are male.
In these pages you will find extensive information on useful sources in your exploration of the issues pertinent to eating disorders.
Eating disorders require treatment. Since it is not always clear where to turn for help we have created an online directory of treatment services.
Sometimes you just need to talk to others who are going through what you are experiencing. Because eating disorders are not always talked about openly, we have created an online forum. This online community is designed to help with connect people with one another. It is not for the purpose of dispensing medical or treatment knowledge.
Searching for a book, tape or DVD on eating disorders? We know these products can be hard to find; we’ve spent our time locating them so you don’t have to.
What lead to the creation of this site? What makes it a trustworthy source? Here you will find answers to these questions and more, along with contact information.
While information and referrals are only a starting place for getting help we believe that understanding and taking action are crucial to eventual to getting on the path to health. Please be aware that this site is not intended as a treatment guide and makes no medical claims of its own. By using this site you signify that you are aware that it is for information gathering purposes only. Any links or advertisements on this site are for the convenience of the user and do not signify any type of endorsement.
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