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Eating Disorders

  • By: Lareina Nadine La Flair M.P.H.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Eating disorders are among the most lethal of the psychiatric diagnoses and generally occur in adolescent girls or young women. However, eating disorders do not exclusively affect females; men experience these illnesses at surprisingly high rates as well. An estimated five ...

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