Eating disorder

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What is eating disorder?

Eating disorders are a group of disorders characterized by physiological and psychological disturbances in eating behavior, appetite or food intake.

Common symptoms reported by people with eating disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for eating disorder

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Depression Skills Group Therapy)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
297
Tried for
eating disorder (2)

Data from patients with eating disorder, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with eating disorder

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Depression Skills Group Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for eating disorder (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
eating disorder (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with eating disorder, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has eating disorder on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 5 new patients joined this month
  • 243 say eating disorder is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 7
20s 220
30s 806
40s 720
50s 580
60s 404
70+ 140
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 716
20-29 years 162
30-39 years 66
40-49 years 30
50-59 years 10
60-69 years 4
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 396
Female 2480

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1096
Not Diagnosed 1867

These charts show data from eating disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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