seyval (seyval) wrote in ed_ucate,
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The financial cost...

I just read this NYT article and found it interesting and relevant.  They do not specifically cite figures for eating disorders, but given the currently travesty that exists whereby most people struggle to get ED treatment covered by insurance, I am certain that ED's would be near the top of the list.  (Or not, because there seems to frequently be some unwritten assumption among a lot of people that it is okay to live with and eating disorder as long you aren't knocking on death's door, so I bet great numbers of sufferers give up and don't get needed treatment.)  Anyway, this is sobering:

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/04/medical-bills-cause-most-bankruptcies/?em
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