Authors: (Shawn Sorrell, Division of Adolescent Medicine and Young Parent programs, Kentucky Clinic, Department of Pediatrics, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America)
Abstract: Eating disorders includes a group of specific diagnoses that are characterized by a
disturbance in eating and one‘s relationship with food that causes a spectrum of physical
and emotional consequences that ultimately have a significant impact on one‘s
psychosocial functioning. This review serves to describe the definitions and prevalence in
the adolescent population, as well as, illuminate the relationship between suicide and
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