Health Risks of Anorexia
Anorexia frequently occurs in conjunction with other psychiatric disorders. A majority of people with anorexia also have clinical depression. Others suffer from anxiety, personality disorders, or substance abuse; many are also at risk for suicide.
Approximately 1 in 10 women afflicted with anorexia will die of starvation, cardiac arrest, or other medical complications, making its death rate among the highest for a psychiatric disease.