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EATING DISORDERS Disorder (med.): disturbo, indisposizione, malattia, male (liver d. mal di fegato; mental d. disturbo psichico,mentale) Eating disorders:

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1 EATING DISORDERS Disorder (med.): disturbo, indisposizione, malattia, male (liver d. mal di fegato; mental d. disturbo psichico,mentale) Eating disorders: disturbi nellalimentazione Treatment: terapia, cura, cure Long-term treatment: terapia a lungo termine Which include: tra cui (che includono) Severe: grave To diagnose: diagnosticare To treat: curare Recovery: recupero, guarigione Incidence: incidenza May be increasing: sembra in aumento, è apparentemente in aumento Impulsive: impulsivo at high risk: a rischio elevato substance: sostanza (chimica) abuse: abuso co-occurring: concomitante

2 EATING DISORDERS Eating disorders often are chronic in nature and, as a result, may require long-term treatment. The medical consequences of anorexia, which include death in about 10 percent of the cases, usually are more severe than bulimia. The earlier these disorders are diagnosed and treated, the better the prospects are for full recovery.

3 Statistics show 95 percent of those who have eating disorders are women between the ages of 12 and 25. However, the incidence of eating disorders among people who are older and men may be increasing. Studies have found that women who have bulimia nervosa are often impulsive and are at high risk for other disorders such as substance abuse. Many people with eating disorders also appear to have co-occurring depression.


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