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cause of teenage eating disorder

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Binging: Biopsychosocial factors; predisposition, self esteem, and social pressures.
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
15 years experience Psychiatry
Nature/nurture: This is a great question & many are not aware of recent research advances. Eating disorders have among the highest genetic component of any psychiatri ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience Addiction Medicine
Family disease: Adolescents model their behavior, either in identification or rebellion against their families. Disordered eating may occur in families with eating d ... Read More
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
15 years experience Psychiatry
Nature/nurture: This is a great question & many are not aware of recent research advances. Eating disorders have among the highest genetic component of any psychiatri ... Read More
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Dr. Julie O'Toole
35 years experience Pediatrics
Parents do not cause eating disorders: Eating disorders are not caused by modeling behavior or by the media. They are brain disorders of unknown etiology (cause) which do run in families ( ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Possibly: Severe calorie restriction during the normal growth period definitely can affect ultimate height if it last long enough. Once the growth plates on th ... Read More
Dr. Julie O'Toole
35 years experience Pediatrics
Look at growth chart: It certainly could have, it would depend on your pubertal stage when you got the eating disorder.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Absolutely: Malnutrition during a critical growth period such as early adolescence absolutely can delay height growth. Anorexia, inadequately treated, definitely ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Not major factor: Eating disorders occur largely in women (90%) in industrialized societies with lots of food and an idealized female form that emphasizes thinness. It ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Not age dependent: Eating disorders can occur at any age; no "teenage" eating disorder. Anorexia, bulimia, overeating, & pica are common problems that can occur during ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience Addiction Medicine
Addiction & Family: Eating disorders in teens may be associated with addictions and compulsive behavior in their families (including grandparents and parents, even those ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
You may not be able: To tell! if you suspect it, try to have her evaluated by a psychiatrist with experience in eating disorders.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience Addiction Medicine
Several signs: Evidence of binging, restricting or purging: including but not limited to rapid weight gain or loss, eating large quantities of food, eating small qua ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Emotional problems: As above.

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