Eating disorders are mental illnesses that have dangerous physical consequences.
Young adults are most at risk for developing these disorders. This volume aims
to educate readers about the causes and effects of disorders such as anorexia,
bulimia, and compulsive eating. Fact boxes highlight the stories of celebrities
who struggle with these issues, and full-color photographs show the unglamorous
reality of living with an eating disorder. Websites are provided to promote
healthy lifestyles as well as give help to readers who are already battling
these serious conditions.