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Affected Groups

Individuals from all backgrounds can be affected by eating related disorders.

Eating disorders do not discriminate.

Abuse and Trauma

The staff of Rader Programs was the first to document the significant occurrence of both sexual and physical abuse among eating disordered individuals. We have found that over 80 percent of our clients have had some type of abusive experience. The development of an eating disorder like Anorexia, Bulimia or Compulsive Overeating, in some instances, can almost be viewed as a survival mechanism to attempt to shield the individual from further harm. Read More»

Athletes

Athletes and dancers may face a greater risk for the development of an eating disorder. It is estimated that up to 62% of women who engage in "appearance sports like figure skating, gymnastics, diving, and dancing are struggling with an active eating disorder like bulimia, anorexia or compulsive overeating. Read More››

Men

The incidence of women with eating disorders such as Anorexia, Bulimia or Compulsive Overeating is so prevalent that many people believe that eating disorders only affect women. This is a deadly myth. The stigma attached to these disorders may cause millions of men who suffer from eating disorders to remain without support, treatment and recovery. Read More››

Vegetarians

Upon admission to the program, individuals with eating disorders participate in a one on one assessment with the nutrition therapist, a registered dietitian, to develop their individual food plan. The registered dietitian and the individual develop a collaborative and supportive relationship in which the nutritional issues can be safely addressed. Read More››