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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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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Eating disorders: Most often adolescent and college-age females develop eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia. Without treatment some of these can persi ... Read More
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Dr. Nikel Rogers-wood
12 years experience Clinical Psychology
Anyone: Although we typically picture a women when we talk about eating disorders, anyone can develop an eating disorder. At their core, eating disorders are ... Read More

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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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Dr. Cara Nixon
7 years experience Clinical Psychology
Perfect storm: Typically anorexia, bulimia, &/or binge eating disorders develop as a means for coping with stressors. I often describe it as the perfect storm of ... Read More
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Dr. Joyce Adams
43 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Linformation search: There are many organizations that help people with eating disorders and support professionals who work with these patients. Try the organization anore ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Eating DO: Abnormal eating habits that involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the point that physical & mental health is compromised.
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
26 years experience Clinical Psychology
Laura Hill via TED: Watch dr laura hill's ted talk "eating disorders from the inside out." summary: "calm, pleasure & satisfaction is what most people experience after ea ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
19 years experience Family Medicine
No: Has been there for years, but recently we are having more awareness about and health care providers are screening for it more.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Biologic, but not necessarily genetic. Women are more likely to have eating disorders than men, especially anorexia nervosa. In twins generally, if on ... Read More
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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
28 years experience Child Psychiatry
Eating disorder: There is no one single cause. It is combination of the "nature and nurture", which is the combination of biological/genetic and social and psychologic ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
39 years experience Psychiatry
Depends on disorder: Anorexia nervosa has highest rate of mortality of any psychiatric disorder. Associated with severe malnutrition, bone loss, lack of menstrual cycling, ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Eradicating?: I'm not sure eating disorders can be "eradicated, " since that implies that no one would ever develop them again. But they can certainly be treated w ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Forster
35 years experience Psychiatry
Adolescence onward: Most people with eating disorders first develop significant symptoms in adolescence. There are some reports of eating disorders that develop before pu ... Read More

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