An eating disorder is a medical illness caused by a disturbance in eating or exercising habits or body image that negatively affects a person's overall health. Eating disorders are often characterized by severely limiting food intake or excessive overeating. Sometimes exercise, vomiting, laxatives, or diuretics are used to eliminate food and calories from the body after an individual has eaten, or binged. A
Understanding the barriers to parent-college student communication is a critical step toward providing practical support for college students.