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.