Watch the full interview. Statistics show that 95 percent of people with eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25, 50 percent of girls between the ages of 11 and 13 see themselves as fat, and 80 percent of year-olds have attempted to lose weight. This includes re-establishing healthy eating, restoring weight, changing the disordered eating behavior, and addressing underlying mental health issues. The impact on the body includes the following physical symptoms: Heredity plays a role.
Once a person with eating disorders is stabilized medically, several different forms of individual and group therapy can help foster sustainable healing from a teen eating disorder:. Each decade since , the number of anorexia nervosa cases among young women ages 15 to 19 has increased.
In addition, the incidence of bulimia in women between the ages of 10 and 39 tripled between and But, less than a third had talked with a professional about their eating or weight problems.
However, the biggest problem is that only about a third of those with eating disorders receive treatment. In addition, the incidence of bulimia in women between the ages of 10 and 39 tripled between and According to research from Stanford University , family-based therapy for teens with anorexia is twice as effective as individual psychotherapy in producing full remission.