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Why do eating disorders affect more girls?

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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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