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River Centre Clinic advocates for early intervention and specialized care for eating disorders

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in May

Thirty million Americans struggle with an eating disorder at some point in their life. Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses that can affect people of every age, gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic level. Eating disorders are common, potentially chronic, and life-threatening conditions primarily affecting young women, and largely require specialized treatment by clinicians with specific training. They are not a choice nor a lifestyle but persistent patterns of unhealthy eating or dieting behavior.