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Suicide and Eating Disorders: A Co-Occurring Condition

Suicide and eating disorders could be a co occurring condition that young people face in their lifetimes. Eating disorders are most often experienced by teenagers, but this is not always the case as anyone can be affected by an eating disorder. Low self esteem and poor coping skills are just two the main characteristics that accompany an disorder. While the average age of onset is usually between 16 and 18, eating disorders can occur at any age.

Key Takeaways:

  • Eating disorders usually start in the late teens and last approximately eight years.
  • Individuals with borderline personality disorder are more likely to have a eating disorder and engage in other self harming activities.
  • People with eating disorders often will have severe mood imbalances.

“Studies have shown that individuals with eating disorders are more prone to depression, anxiety, substance abuse, self-harm behavior, and even suicide.”

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