The Best of Barbara Meltz, Part 2
Anorexia nervosa, an aversion to eating that typically affects women 14 to 25 but can begin as young as 8, has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness. This is a disease that needs to be caught early, when it's disordered eating, not an eating disorder. What's both curious and frightening is that it is relatively easy to spot, yet parents tend to ignore what we see.
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