For eleven years Maddie pursued any and all treatment options recommended to us for her co-morbid diagnoses of anorexia nervosa and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Even with the most cutting edge treatment our country had to offer, nothing helped move Maddie toward recovery. Maddie fought until the end — her body gave before her mind.
With your help and in Maddie’s memory, we want to continue the pursuit of new treatment protocols for teens struggling with severe anorexia and OCD. Please support the Maddie Mae Fund and help save young lives.
"During Covid, a lot of published data showed increases in eating disorders. We’ve known about anorexia for a long time. The question is why it looks to be getting worse now."
29 million Americans will struggle with an eating disorder at some point in their life meanaing 9 percent of Americans will suffer with this disease.
Across all types of eating disorders, 62–70% of people who received inpatient treatment still met full diagnostic criteria or had remaining eating disorder symptoms 10-20 years later.
Students with high levels of eating disorder symptoms are 11 times more likely to attempt suicide than those without such symptoms.
95% of those who have eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25. Only 1 in 10 men and women with eating disorders receive treatment.