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How do eating disorders change after the teen years?
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Dr. Thomas Grugle
Psychiatry
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In brief: Not much, really
While all eating disorders peak during teenage years, especially for young women, spontaneous remission is not common as sufferers age.
Disorders may take on new characteristics, such as conversion of anorexia to bulimia, but the core disturbance of the disorder - a profound disturbance is the sense of self - remains. Early treatment can be life savings as mortality rates approach 10%.

In brief: Not much, really
While all eating disorders peak during teenage years, especially for young women, spontaneous remission is not common as sufferers age.
Disorders may take on new characteristics, such as conversion of anorexia to bulimia, but the core disturbance of the disorder - a profound disturbance is the sense of self - remains. Early treatment can be life savings as mortality rates approach 10%.
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