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Prognosis of Anorexia

Deaths and Mortality Rates

Mortality rate for Anorexia: The mortality rate among people with anorexia has been estimated at 0.56 percent per year, or approximately 5.6 percent per decade, which is about 12 times higher than the annual death rate due to all causes of death among females ages 15-24 in the general population.22 (Source: excerpt from The Numbers Count: NIMH)

Complications:

See also complications of Anorexia.

Prognosis of Anorexia Discussion

The course and outcome of anorexia nervosa vary across individuals: some fully recover after a single episode; some have a fluctuating pattern of weight gain and relapse; and others experience a chronically deteriorating course of illness over many years. The mortality rate among people with anorexia has been estimated at 0.56 percent per year, or approximately 5.6 percent per decade, which is about 12 times higher than the annual death rate due to all causes of death among females ages 15-24 in the general population.6 The most common causes of death are complications of the disorder, such as cardiac arrest or electrolyte imbalance, and suicide. (Source: excerpt from Eating Disorders Facts About Eating Disorders and the Search for Solutions: NIMH)

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About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Anorexia usually refers to the likely outcome of Anorexia. The prognosis of Anorexia may include the duration of Anorexia, chances of complications of Anorexia, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Anorexia, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Anorexia. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

 

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