Links between Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

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Links between Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse A recent study published by CASA (National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse) has shown a strong link between substance abuse and eating disorders in women. Other studies show that at least half of women with eating disorders also abuse alcohol or drugs compared with only 9% of the general population (Columbia University, 2003). Further, both those with eating disorders and those struggling with substance abuse share risk factors and personality...

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Are Eating Disorders on the Rise?

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Are eating disorders on the rise? The answer is “yes” — the prevalence of eating disorders is growing more rapidly than one may think.  In fact, CBS recently reported that in the past decade, eating disorder treatment centers have seen a 40-50% jump in the number of eating disorder patients over 35 years of age who were seeking help.  This is interesting that what used to be viewed as a teenage or young adult disorder has jumped into middle-aged society.  Dr. Cynthia Bulk, director of UNC Center for...

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Eating Disorders Statistics

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Eating disorders statistics:  Stereotypical or surprising? Everyone’s heard a lot about eating disorders statistics and many of us think we can picture the girl who struggles with this difficult addiction.  She’s tiny, almost frail-like, pretty though, probably Caucasian, social – she even makes us feel jealous because she’s so cute…right?  WRONG!!  Believe it or not, “she” isn’t always female.  In fact, an estimated 10-15% of people with anorexia or bulimia are males!  Surprise!  Yep,...

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