Eating disorders can cause severe developmental issues. It can cause the brain to stop functioning correctly, and can cause a persons development to slow down. In the link below you will be taken to a website, that clearly talks about how each eating disorder can affect a persons development. I could sit and talk to you about this all day, but I feel that reading it from others who have researched this and lived it you will get the full affect on just how serious this situation is. Millions of women and men suffering from some type of eating disorder each year, and most of them suffer developmentally, because eating disorders are such a long lasting conditions. Please read the link below, and leave your opinion how what you think of this. Thank you!