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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience Psychiatry
When eating disrupts: Any time something that is normal becomes disruptive in a person's life for any significant period of time it can qualify as a disorder and might need ... Read More
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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
21 years experience Child Psychiatry
3 main types: Binge eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia nervosa.
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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
5 signs to watch for: You may have an eating disorder if you answer yes to two or more of the following: 1) do you force yourself to vomit because you're uncomfortably full ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience Psychiatry
Multiple stressors: Some likely causes are; sexual abuse, dysfunctional families full of ridicule regarding weight, size and eating habits, social pressures at school, ho ... Read More
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Dr. Seth Kunen
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
No one cause: Causes of eating disorders are complex. Conflicts about body image, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, perceptual errors (over estimating how overweig ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Eating DO: The specific causes are unknown. It is however believed to be combination of biological (such as genetic predisposition) , psychological (such as self ... Read More
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience Psychiatry
Biological base: In my practice, the majority of patients with eating disorders have bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, so a similar anxiety disorder. T ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience Psychiatry
Those at risk are: Those with what are called predisposing factors (female, genetic load, cultural). Those don't necessarily make it happen. Problems such as adolescent ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Although eating disorders are much more common in young women, they can occur in men as well. If you want to exclude plain old obesity as an eating di ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience Family Medicine
Disability: The definition of a disorder is a condition that interferes with "normal function." a bit of fortune cookie wisdom that i like is "you are what you th ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
Probably not: Inherited, but it can be a learned behavior. If your parent had an eating disorder, you would be exposed to their eating habits and your relationship ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience Psychiatry
Several groups are.: Folks with depression, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders & obsessive compulsive disorders all can have issues of ea ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Boland
33 years experience Clinical Psychology
Anorexia & Bulimia: Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are the most common eating disorders unless you consider obesity and eating disorder.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Holmberg
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Rewarding: At some point, all maladaptive behavior that is maintained was reinforced/rewarded. Be it a reward of removing something painful (e..G, feeling out o ... Read More
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