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Who is more likely to become anorexic?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Anorexic

Teenage females with low self esteem and poor self image who thrive for perfection.

In brief: Anorexic

Teenage females with low self esteem and poor self image who thrive for perfection.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Seth Kunen
Preponderance seem to Caucasian
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Women by far.

Sexual, emotional and physical abuse are the most significant reasons for anorexia.
These kinds of trauma happen at least ten times more often to women than men, putting them at greater risk for anorexia.

In brief: Women by far.

Sexual, emotional and physical abuse are the most significant reasons for anorexia.
These kinds of trauma happen at least ten times more often to women than men, putting them at greater risk for anorexia.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Women more likely

Than men.

In brief: Women more likely

Than men.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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