In a new study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry on March 7th 2011, researchers found that disordered eating is on the rise in adolescents. In particular, binge eating disorder is on the rise. The new research also highlights the high correlations between other mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and eating disorders. They have noted that while many of the over 10,000 study participants have received some form of treatment most have not had treatment specifically for their eating disorder. The conclusion from this study is that eating disorders remain a significant health concern that all treatment professionals need to be screening for in order to ensure proper treatment.
Eating Disorders on the Rise