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Certain needs, fears, family dynamics, and ways of communicating, thinking, and feeling put a person at greater risk of
eating disorder such as
binge eating. Some of these include:1
However irrational, an eating disorder brings a sense of
identity, achievement, and power to certain people who have these personality
A small number of people who have eating disorders also
have been sexually or physically abused. They may seek to control their environment
by controlling their food intake.
People who have eating disorders
Katzman DK, Golden NH (2008). Anorexia
nervosa and bulimia nervosa. In LS Neinstein et al., eds., Adolescent Health Care: A Practical Guide, 5th ed., 477–493.
Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
Current as of:
August 27, 2013
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & W. Stewart Agras, MD, FRCPC - Psychiatry
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