An eating disorder is a serious condition characterized by typical or extreme eating behaviors and can include significant distress regarding one’s body weight or shape. At least 30 million people in the United States suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their life. It can often disrupt the person’s life and lead to tragic psychological and medical consequences. Eating disorders have the highest death rate of all mental disorders, and research has shown that one person dies as a result of an eating disorder every hour. Eating disorders can happen to anyone of any age, gender, race, ethnicity, or class.