CURRENT RESEARCH: Teen Eating Disorders increase suicide risk

30 Jul


A recent study on African American girls shows that individuals with eating disorders are likely to internalize their dissatisfaction and anxiety, resulting in a higher risk of suicide. The results of this study will give prevention scientist an opportunity to specifically target those at risk of psychiatric problems (suicide, depression, etc). The study also highlights the importance of developing prevention programs that are culturally relevant to minorities as well as white Americans.

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