Hospitalizations For Anorexia On The Rise In Young Children.

On its website, ABC News (2/26, James) reports, “More than 10 million Americans have eating disorders, which have a 10 percent mortality rate, the highest of any psychiatric illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.” While anorexia nervosa “is rare among young children…the number of hospitalizations is on the rise. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the rate jumped 72 percent between 1999 and 2009, the last year for which there are statistics.”

Related Links:

— “Anorexia Can Strike and Kill as Early as Kindergarten, “Susan Donaldson, abc News, February 26, 2013.

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