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Can you inherit bulimia if your mom had it when she was young?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Bulimia is a condition included as a subset of eating disorders that can occur with ocd, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, phobic disorders, or poor self image.
Some of these conditions are heritable and the offspring may have similar symptoms. It is important to know your family history.

In brief: Maybe

Bulimia is a condition included as a subset of eating disorders that can occur with ocd, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, phobic disorders, or poor self image.
Some of these conditions are heritable and the offspring may have similar symptoms. It is important to know your family history.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Glen Elliott
In addition to genetic influences, having a mother who had problems with body image and eating habits when young, especially if they continue as an adult, also may affect the likelihood of her child also having eating problems.
Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

Problems with eating disorders have some genetic risk so this is a possibility.
However, it is not a guarantee and there are many other factors that can affect this possibility.

In brief: Possibly

Problems with eating disorders have some genetic risk so this is a possibility.
However, it is not a guarantee and there are many other factors that can affect this possibility.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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