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Are certain personality characteristics more common in individuals with eating disorders?
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Somewhat
Anorexia folks restrict food, are socially inept, have separation anxiety and a distorted body image body, they are often rigid, obsessive compulsive and depressed in their personality style.
If anorectics binge & purge, they share characteristics with bulimic people - impulse control, substance abuse, personality disorders (like borderline personality). Suicide's more common in bingers & purgers.

In brief: Somewhat
Anorexia folks restrict food, are socially inept, have separation anxiety and a distorted body image body, they are often rigid, obsessive compulsive and depressed in their personality style.
If anorectics binge & purge, they share characteristics with bulimic people - impulse control, substance abuse, personality disorders (like borderline personality). Suicide's more common in bingers & purgers.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Personality & eating
A person with obsessive-compulsive personality would likely have more issues with food.
However, i would recommend caution with making generalizations.

In brief: Personality & eating
A person with obsessive-compulsive personality would likely have more issues with food.
However, i would recommend caution with making generalizations.
Dr. John Chavez
Dr. John Chavez
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