BulikNotBenign…#6 So another myth that we need to bust right
away is that eating disorders are somehow trivial or benign. They’re not. And this is
a slide from a paper that we just published, looking at suicide attempts in Sweden across
a variety of eating disorders phenotypes. So, on the far right, this is the population
who have no eating disorders. So the suicide attempt rate is under 2 percent. But if you
look across the board — anorexia nervosa restricting subtype, anorexia binge-purge
subtype, people who had both anorexia and bulimia at some point in their life – (you
see) really elevated rates. And these are all significant. Bulimia. binge eating disorder
and purging disorder. So across the board, we’re seeing high suicide risk in individuals
with all presentations of eating disorders.

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