Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Although the recession caused more people with eating disorders to avoid spending money on treatment, industry revenue still grew during the five years to 2015. Growth can be partially attributed to increasing understanding and awareness of the prevalence of eating disorders. In the next five years, further destigmatization of eating disorders will underpin demand as more people come out of the shadows and seek necessary treatment.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
Eating disorder clinics provide various types of services, including inpatient, residential, outpatient and day treatment. According to data from the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), about 30.0 million people in the United States have an eating disorder, including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders. While the prevalence of eating disorders has been relatively high, the stigmatization of eating disorders has limited some patients' willingness to receive treatment. Although healthcare reform has not required health insurers to cover eating disorders at the federal level, the industry has benefited from many states adopting mental health parity laws.
For example, in California, the Harlick v... purchase to read more