Five to 16 million individuals suffer or will suffer from anorexia and bulimia at some point in their lives. It’s possible that 25 million more suffer from binge eating and other related eating disorders. Additionally:
90-95% of those who have eating disorders are girls and young women between the ages of 12 and 2586% of individuals afflicted with EDs report an onset before the age of 20
While many books have been published on eating disorders, this is one of the few aimed specifically at the older teen market. It examines the causes and varieties of teen eating disorders and offers advice on how to overcome them. The author looks at how eating disorders are defined, how common they are, and how they are tied into behavioral addictions. Besides those affected, the book will address how the behavior significantly affects family and friends. After discussing the whys, the book offers ways in which teens can combat the behavior, which includes a list of resources for teens and their parents.