Mortality: Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. Mortality rates for anorexia nervosa vary greatly, with a range of 2-20% depending how the study is structured. Statistics seen in media reports are unreliable as they may include treated and non-treated populations, and often when derived from treated populations, don't differentiate between treatment models. However, there is widespread agreement based on numerous studies that untreated eating disorders can lead to serious emotional and physical consequences including death, from medical complications and suicide. Source 1.
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