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Important Findings About Suicide Risk & Eating Disorders

Individuals with eating disorders are at increased risk of suicide, compared with the general population. Some 20% of deaths among those with anorexia nervosa are due to suicide. Suicidality is further increased among those with both an eating disorder and a comorbid psychiatric diagnosis.

“In Understanding Suicide Risk and Eating Disorders in College Student Populations: Results from a National Study,” researchers Sarah K. Lipson and Kendrin R. Sonneville—of Boston University School of Public Health and University of Michigan School of Public …

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