Written by France Carter and Cynthia Bulik
Definition of an eating disorder – those most at risk and recognition of the condition.
Help and support advice and agencies throughout New Zealand.
Eating disorders afflict an increasing number of New Zealanders. Young women are the most at risk for developing an eating disorder, but the rate is also increasing in males. Eating disorders are associated with adverse psychological, physical, educational and social consequences. At worst, eating disorders can be fatal.