Number of children with anorexia on the rise, study suggests

Cases of anorexia are on the rise among preteen children in the UK and Ireland, research suggests, with rates having as much as doubled in 10 years.

The study, which looked at cases of anorexia diagnosed by psychiatrists in hospitals or specialist clinics, estimates that 3.2 per 100,000 children aged between eight and 12 met criteria for anorexia for the first time in 2015, compared with 1.5 to 2.1 per 100,000 in 2006. Trends for older children could not be examined due to lack to comparable historical data.

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