8 doctors weighed in:
Can a family bereavement cause eating disorder?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Grief
Grief can affect your eating habits but not cause eating do.

In brief: Grief
Grief can affect your eating habits but not cause eating do.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Bereavement ?
Can cause depression , decreased appetite , decreased or increased sleep , decreased energy and guilt feeling.

In brief: Bereavement ?
Can cause depression , decreased appetite , decreased or increased sleep , decreased energy and guilt feeling.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Julie O'Toole
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Julie O'Toole
Dr. Julie O'Toole
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Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
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