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Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are a cause of significant morbidity among students. There is a relatively high prevalence in the student population, with binge eating problems and EDNOS reaching a prevalence of 5% in young women. Yet community studies suggest that more than half of clinical cases go undetected. Binge eating problems are associated with a high level of psychological distress. Anorexia nervosa, while less common, carries a high risk in terms of personal health and safety; it has the highestdoi:10.1007/978-981-287-104-6_117 fatcat:2unlzdixpnhdjgj53r27wnk3nq