Understanding teen eating disorders introduces readers to common teen eating disorder scenarios their warning signs and treatment optionseach chapter examines a teen or tween and brings the factors whether they be environmental genetic co existing conditions etc that contribute to his or her eating disorder to life while seamlessly integrating the latest research in gene inheritance . Eating disorders including anorexia and bulimia are psychological disorders that involve extreme disturbances in eating behavior and are common in teens learn more from webmd. This chapter is well done and thoughtful and is an interesting inclusion in the book most readers of understanding teen eating disorders will likely be at a point where their interest in prevention of eating disorders may be rather limited they will be in that moment focused on helping their child obtain treatment still it may provide . Most parents do not realize how common teen eating disorders are according to the american academy of child and adolescent psychology as many as 10 in 100 young women suffer from an eating disorderand many teenage boys suffer as well in most cases the onset of eating disorders occurs in adolescence or early adulthood. Cris e haltom cathie simpson and mary tantillo joined us for an interview on their book understanding teen eating disorders warning signs treatment options and stories of courage what follows are our questions in italics and their thoughtful responses
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