People with eating disorders often do not receive sufficient support within the United States healthcare system, which can have a devastating emotional and monetary impact on patients and their families. Issues that need to be addressed include a lack of awareness of serious mental illness, insufficient research funding, healthcare coverage, and rigorous treatment that would lead to earlier identification.
This infographic illustrates some of the statistics and case studies included in Pamela K. Keel’s article on eating disorder treatment in the US healthcare system.
Keel is a Distinguished Research Professor and Director of the Eating Behaviors Research Clinic in the Psychology Department at Florida State University, and an advocate for greater awareness and treatment for people with eating disorders.
Read her full analysis in this blog post: How the healthcare system is failing people with eating disorders.