A 38-year-old member asked:
Who can become anorexic?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Essentially Anyone: The mayo clinic has identified certain factors which increase the risk of anorexia:
A young age.
Family history - having a first degree relative with anorexia.
Transitions such as a new school, home or job.
Sports, work and artistic activities such as ballet, or gymnastics.
Media and society - unrealistic social values displayed in fashion.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2014
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