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.
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.