3 min read • The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) reports that eating disorders affect 30 million Americans. These disorders can cause serious physical and psychological problems, and even death. Eating disorders are often characterized by an obsession with food and weight. This can lead to dangerous behaviors like bingeing, purging, and starving oneself. Indeed, there are many different types of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and others. While there is no one cause of these disorders, they often develop in response to negative body image or feelings of low self-worth. If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, there are many resources available to help you.