Eating disorders often appear during the teen years. An eating disorder is an illness that causes the urge to eat extrem

Eating disorders often appear during the teen years. An eating disorder is an illness that causes the urge to eat extremely small amounts of food or to severely overeat beyond a person’s control. Severe distress or concern about body weight or shape may also signal an eating disorder. Learn more about eating disorders here: nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/eating-disorders/index.shtml