ABC World News (4/22, story 7, 2:40, Sawyer) reported that over the past 10 years, the number of children hospitalized with eating disorders has increased 72%. Such conditions can begin affecting children at the age of five. Therapy has shown a 50-60% recovery rate among patients, however, and the report urged parents to listen to children’s complaints. A blog on the ABC News (4/23, Besser) website also covers the story.
— “Deciphering the Signs of Anorexia in the Very Young,” Margaret Aro, ABC News, April 22, 2014.