An eating disorder is a complex psychological illness characterized by a distorted body image, an intense fear of gaining weight, and an obsession with food.
Find answers in our in-depth report on eating disorders:
Living With Eating Disorders
Read how one woman was able to recover from anorexia and bulimia.
A struggle with an eating disorder is a family affair. What can you do if one of your family members has an eating disorder?
Eating disorders can disrupt school, work, and relationships and cause serious health problems that may require ongoing medical care and even hospitalization. In severe cases, they can cause permanent disability and even death.