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can a family bereavement cause eating disorder?

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Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
35 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes: Eating disorders are caused by underlying psychological distress, often associated with depression, so a family bereavement could lead to this. However the affected individual should be seen as early as possible by their physician and referred to get help from mnetal health professionals. Early treatment works best and leads to least physical harm being incurred.
Answered on Jan 27, 2017
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Dr. Julie O'Toole
35 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not: No one really knows what causes these highly heritable brain disorders. But certainly bereavement can cause all kinds of life disruptions, including disordered eating.
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Grief: Grief can affect your eating habits but not cause eating do.
Answered on May 4, 2016
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
Bereavement ?: Can cause depression , decreased appetite , decreased or increased sleep , decreased energy and guilt feeling.
Answered on May 4, 2016

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