The Deadliest Mental Illness Is…

You guessed it. Eating Disorders. Not Bipolar Disorder, not Alcohol or Drug Addiction, but Eating Disorders.

Do you know why? (And were you surprised?)

Diseases like anorexia and bulimia cause heart failure due to the stress on internal organs because of a lack of nutrients.

5-10% of eating disordered individuals die within 10 years of the onset of their eating disorder; 18-20% of eating disordered individuals will die within 20 years, and only 30-40% ever fully recover.

And that is why I keep blogging…

2 thoughts on “The Deadliest Mental Illness Is…

    1. word Pam, word. I went to a conference recently where I found that out…I honestly thought bipolar or alcohol abuse would be ahead of the rest.

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