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Why do eating disorders affect more girls?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Eating DO
Pursuit of thinness, self-image & self-esteem issues are more in females battles.

In brief: Eating DO
Pursuit of thinness, self-image & self-esteem issues are more in females battles.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
Thank
Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not sure
You are absolutely correct that they are much more common in girls, and many explanations have been offered ranging from social pressures to effects of "female hormones" to personal psychology.
The cluster of onset around the time puberty sets in doesn't help much because all of the above and others place disproportionate strains and stressors on girls that may lead to eating disorders.

In brief: Not sure
You are absolutely correct that they are much more common in girls, and many explanations have been offered ranging from social pressures to effects of "female hormones" to personal psychology.
The cluster of onset around the time puberty sets in doesn't help much because all of the above and others place disproportionate strains and stressors on girls that may lead to eating disorders.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
Thank
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