How many anorexia cases are there?
1 in 100
Even if anorexia represents a dangerous trend these days, there are not precise figures regarding it. Anyway, specialists consider that between 1 in 100 people suffer from it. It is important to know that eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. Imagine that 5-10% of anorexics die within 10 years after contracting the disease and 18-20% of anorexics will be dead after 20 years. Needless to say, anorexia nervosa has the highest death rate of any psychiatric illness. Moreover, without treatment, up to 20% of people with serious eating disorders die. With treatment, the mortality rate falls to 2-3%.