6.56 Teens with eating disorders more likely to harbor thoughts of suicide, study finds, The Los Angeles Times, Mar. 8, 2011
According to a survey of over 10,000 adolescents, teens with eating disorders are more likely than other young people to suffer from suicidal ideation, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse. The impact of disordered eating “is demonstrated by generally strong associations with other psychiatric disorders, role impairment, and suicidality,” wrote the study researchers, who published the results of their analysis in Archives of General Psychiatry. “The unmet treatment needs in the adolescent population place these disorders as important public health concerns.”
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