Report: Economic Costs of Eating Disorders

STRIPED, in collaboration with the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) and Deloitte Access Economics has conducted the most comprehensive examination to date of the social and economic burden of eating disorders in the United States. The product of a yearlong collaboration, the report provides a critical new body of evidence on the devastating impact of eating disorders on individuals, families, and society. In addition to estimating the direct cost of treatment for eating disorders, the report documents a range of additional economic costs, including informal care giving, productivity, and broader costs to society and estimates substantial losses in wellbeing.


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Expert Advisory Panel for This Report: We offer a debt of gratitude to the members of the Expert Advisory Panel for their extensive guidance on the preparation of this report: S. Bryn Austin, Rebecca Hutcheson, Johanna S. Kandel, Jillian Lampert, Elissa Myers, Tracy K. Richmond, Mihail Samnaliev, Katrina Velasquez, Zachary J. Ward, Ruth S. Weissman, and Davene R. Wright.

Funding: This report was supported by a Boston Children’s Hospital Pediatric Associates Research Program grant and by the Ellen Feldberg Gordon Fund for Eating Disorders Prevention Research.