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What are the contributing factors to eating disorders?

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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Complex Factors

Eating disorders are very complex and serious illnesses.
Using the biopsychosocial model some contributing factors might be genetic predisposition, medical illness, childhood abuse, distorted body image and pressure by the media to have idealized body-types. This list is far from complete. To learn more about eating disorders: http://www.Nmha.Org/go/eating-disorders.

In brief: Complex Factors

Eating disorders are very complex and serious illnesses.
Using the biopsychosocial model some contributing factors might be genetic predisposition, medical illness, childhood abuse, distorted body image and pressure by the media to have idealized body-types. This list is far from complete. To learn more about eating disorders: http://www.Nmha.Org/go/eating-disorders.
Dr. Robert Woods
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Often depression/anxiety are often risk factors for eating disorders as well as dysfunctional family and personal relationships.
Also family history is important as well.

In brief: Yes

Often depression/anxiety are often risk factors for eating disorders as well as dysfunctional family and personal relationships.
Also family history is important as well.
Dr. Kevin Considine
Dr. Kevin Considine
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