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Eating disorders are hard to overcome, but ditching diets is crucial

Alva Review-Courier - 6/14/2018

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(THE CONVERSATION) Eating disorders affect at least 30 million Americans and have the highest mortality rates of any mental disorder. Those who survive eating disorders often have a long, difficult journey ahead of them.

Eating disorders are classified as mental illnesses characterized by severe disruptions in eating behaviors. In our diet-focused culture, many people may not realize that eating disorders still take a huge toll. Toward the goal of raising awareness and providin...

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