Eating disorders are complex and typically develop as a result of genetic, psychological, social and/or environmental factors. They often begin with a well-intended attempt to “get healthy” or “eat healthier” but may look different for each child and teenager. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, up to 30 million Americans have an eating disorder at some point in their life, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder or another eating disorder not specified. Furthermore it’s believed many cases go undiagnosed because those suffering hide their behavior. While eating disorders are very serious and potentially life threatening, early diagnosis and intervention, combined with family-involved treatment, greatly improves the chance for long-term recovery.