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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 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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Dr. Julie O'Toole
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Malnutrition always has this potential.
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 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
It may: Many of the eating disorders are accompanied by underlying stress and depression, so medications can be helpful. It is so important to seek the help ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
Congratulations : Congratulations for addressing your issues! you may want to ask your pcp for a referral to a psychiatrist or psychologist to help you in handling you ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
That depends: On whether you have associated MEDICAL ISSUES that require medication. In rare cases eating disorders have a purely medical or neurological basis. Mos ... Read More

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