Est. time: 9 min

According to a nationwide study, 4 out of every 10 people stated they have experienced an eating disorder themselves or have known someone who has experienced an eating disorder. Often misconceived as a chosen behavior, they are serious and sometimes life threatening mental illnesses. Written by Marie Angelone, BSN, RN, in this tutorial, you will learn the following objectives: The definition of eating disorders; Who is affected by eating disorders; The three most prevalent eating disorders and warning signs for each; And How to help someone you suspect has an eating disorder.