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The Connection: What to Know About Suicide and Eating Disorders

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The Connection: What to Know About Suicide and Eating Disorders

Eating disorders (EDs) can be part of a larger complex mental health issue, as there can be a high tendency for the simultaneous presence of another chronic condition in a patient. Not only do eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, but 30 percent of anorexic patients and 23 percent of bulimics reported a history of suicidal attempts, according to Eating Disorders Review. Depression has a higher co-occurrence with both anorexia and bulimia, Dr. Stephanie Setliff, Medical Director of Eating Recovery Center, Dallas, says. 

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