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Eating Disorders in Mid-Life

March 14,2017 Posted by
Eating disorders are on the rise for women in their 40s and 50s. While eating disorders have been known to afflict the teenage, college student and young adult population, women in midlife are increasingly affected. Treatment centers are reporting higher admission rates of women in midlife. Eating disorders are surpassing the boundaries of age and gender, with men in midlife also developing problems in extreme eating behavior, eating attitudes and preoccupation with body image. Many of those now struggling midlife also struggled in their teens, making them at higher risk for relapse around middle age. For others, body image and difficulty regulating food intake has been a lifelong challenge,...
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