Eating Disorders

Eating disorders in children and adolescents are serious but treatable illnesses that can have life-threatening physical consequences. Those who suffer from an eating disorder often become fixated with body image, food, and/or weight. Growing research suggests a combination of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors contribute to the development of an eating disorder. Early detection and intervention of eating disorders are important to increase the likelihood of a full recovery.

Read the guide to Eating DisordersLearn more about CHOC’s Eating Disorders Program