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How common is having an eating disorder?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Eating DO

About 2% of all adults in usa have eating disorder, women more than men.

In brief: Eating DO

About 2% of all adults in usa have eating disorder, women more than men.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Uncommon, not rare

Estimated 8 million in us (85+% female), about <1% U.
S. Women with anorexia nervosa, 2-3% of us women :bulimia. Some regions have higher prevalence; canbe quite common in some areas. Among the most common chronic illnesses of adolescents. Even more if include compulsive overeating, night eating, and disordered eating syndromes. Seek help from experienced docs, therapists, dieticians.

In brief: Uncommon, not rare

Estimated 8 million in us (85+% female), about <1% U.
S. Women with anorexia nervosa, 2-3% of us women :bulimia. Some regions have higher prevalence; canbe quite common in some areas. Among the most common chronic illnesses of adolescents. Even more if include compulsive overeating, night eating, and disordered eating syndromes. Seek help from experienced docs, therapists, dieticians.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not that common.

About 2.5% of women and less than 1% of men have any type of eating disorder.

In brief: Not that common.

About 2.5% of women and less than 1% of men have any type of eating disorder.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Robert Gerstman
Psychiatry

In brief: 1%

The current data suggests 1% which makes eating disorders statistically just as common as having schizoprhenia.

In brief: 1%

The current data suggests 1% which makes eating disorders statistically just as common as having schizoprhenia.
Dr. Robert Gerstman
Dr. Robert Gerstman
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