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What causes a teenage eating disorder?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Binging

Biopsychosocial factors; predisposition, self esteem, and social pressures.

In brief: Binging

Biopsychosocial factors; predisposition, self esteem, and social pressures.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
Psychiatry

In brief: Nature/nurture

This is a great question & many are not aware of recent research advances.
Eating disorders have among the highest genetic component of any psychiatric disorder. For anorexia, losing weight in ways that are harmless to others, likely leads to a downward spiral where compulsive weight loss behaviors take over. In bulimia, the intensity of uncontrolled binges likely triggers purging.

In brief: Nature/nurture

This is a great question & many are not aware of recent research advances.
Eating disorders have among the highest genetic component of any psychiatric disorder. For anorexia, losing weight in ways that are harmless to others, likely leads to a downward spiral where compulsive weight loss behaviors take over. In bulimia, the intensity of uncontrolled binges likely triggers purging.
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
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