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Interpersonal Issues and Eating Disorders

In addition to the disordered eating behavior patterns that characterize an eating disorder, anorexia and bulimia nervosa also often carry with them a burden of shame and isolation. Those suffering from the disorders hide their disordered behaviors, making excuses for awkward disappearances after mealtimes or not participating in mealtimes at all.

Ballet Dancers at Risk for Eating Disorders

Some sports are especially focused on a lean physical appearance for females. Participating in a sport such as gymnastics or figure skating can put pressure on young women to maintain a particular weight, and disordered patterns of eating behaviors often push them into dangerous malnutrition.

Eating Disorders Becoming More Common Among Older Adults

It is easy to believe that eating disorders only afflict the young. Those who are haunted by picture of skinny models and Hollywood portrayals of beauty that is only found in a size two find reality very difficult to manage. According to a recent UPI report, however, these disorders are now increasingly being found in …

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Perinatal Problems May Lead to Eating Disorders

Anorexia and bulimia nervosa are caused by a complex combination of genetic and environmental factors. The development of the disorders can occur at many different ages, often emerging during adolescence, but sometimes after a significant life event or milestone, such as a divorce.

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