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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience in 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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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience in 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. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience in 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience in 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience in 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience in 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Boland
33 years experience in 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Holmberg
21 years experience in Clinical Psychology
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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