Abnormal Psychology

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The Nature of Psychopathology and Abnormal Psychology
The Diagnosis of Mental Disorders


  • Nearly 50% of people with eating disorders meet the criteria for depression.
  • 95% of those who have eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25.
  • 25% of college aged women binge and purge as a weight-management technique.
  • Men are less likely to seek help for eating disorders because of the false perception that it is a "woman's disease".
  • Nearly 14% of gay men suffer from bulimia and over 20% of them suffer from anorexia.
  • 20% of people suffering from anorexia will prematurely die from complications related to their eating disorder, including suicide and heart problems.


  • http://www.peoplejam.com/files/u3264/anorexic.jpg
  • Eating Disorders: What's the skinny?
  • The following article on CNN discusses reasons, warning signs, and potential consequences that arise with anorexia, bulimea, and binge-eating. Teen Eating Disorders
  • A web article from the American Psychological Association: Eating disorders
  • Links to statistics: http://www.renfrew.org
  • Facts about eating disorders: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/nedspdisorder

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