New Study Reveals Relationship Between Eating Disorders and Underlying Emotional, Mental Conditions

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Many individuals who have eating disorders are more likely to suffer from debilitating mental health issues like depression and anxiety, according to a new study by Queendom.com and PsychTests.com. The statistics are below.

Eating disorders can lead to major physical and emotional damage. They can cause significant damage in a person’s life, including withdrawal from regular activities, hospitalization, and even death.

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Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, with only 1 in 10 people seeking treatment, according to research by the Eating Disorders Coalition.

According to Queendom’s study:

  • 45%

    of individuals diagnosed with an eating disorder have low self-confidence.

  • 58%

    believe that they will never be loved unless they have a perfect body.

  • 56%

    crave other people’s approval.

  • 40%

    have a pessimistic outlook about their life and their future.

  • 70%

    ruminate excessively and obsess about problems in their life.

  • 56%

    find that their life is too stressful or difficult.

  • 72%

    tend to have difficult overcoming failure.

Those who suffer from eating disorders are more likely to experience symptoms of depression and/or anxiety, including:

  • Persistent feelings of emptiness

    63%

  • Loss of interest in activities that they used to enjoy

    50%

  • Tendency to cry for no apparent reason

    52%

  • Feelings of worthlessness

    53%

  • Feelings of sadness

    60%

  • Feeling like they have nothing to look forward to

    47%

  • Feeling like they are losing control

    69%

  • Tendency to focus on upsetting situations or events

    63%

  • Chronic worrying

    73%

  • Fear of what the future will bring

    61%

  • Edginess and tension

    63%

To find out if you have a healthy relationship with food and a healthy body image, take Queendom’s online test here: http://www.queendom.com/tests/take_test.php?idRegTest=3127.