Anorexia nervosa is one of the underlying causes of death among teens, primarily females. This disorder is characterized by voluntary starvation out of fear of becoming overweight.

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The mortality rate associated with anorexia nervosa is 12 times higher than the death rate of all causes of death for females 15 – 24 years old. 20% of people suffering from anorexia will prematurely die from complications related to their eating disorder, including suicide and heart problems

What to Tell Children (book excerpt)

It is paramount to seek psychological help so as not to get caught in the dangerous cycle of anorexia.
Provide any possible assistance and attention to an anorexic classmate (who needs proof of love and trust).

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