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Certain needs, fears, family dynamics, and ways of communicating, thinking, and feeling put a person at greater risk of developing an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating. Some of these include:
However irrational, an eating disorder brings a sense of identity, achievement, and power to certain people who have these personality traits.
A small number of people who have eating disorders also have been sexually or physically abused. They may seek to control their environment by controlling their food intake.
People who have eating disorders may also:
Current as ofSeptember 11, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Kathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineW. Stewart Agras MD, FRCPC - Psychiatry
Current as of: September 11, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & W. Stewart Agras MD, FRCPC - Psychiatry
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