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Causes & Risk Factors of Eating Disorders

The causes of eating disorders are complex and include genetic and environmental factors.

The Causes of Eating Disorders
The causes of eating disorders are complex and varied. They include social and cultural expectations, biological and familial factors, media influence and specific environmental stressors.

Athletes and Eating Disorders
Male and female athletes can be at a higher risk of developing an eating disorder. This is thought to be because of increased pressure and vulnerable personality traits.

Media Influence on Disordered Eating
An overview of how media depictions of the thin ideal affect body image, self-esteem, and eating behaviors.

Biological & Familial Influence on Disordered Eating
Eating disorders are known to be familial in nature. Is this a function of biology or shared environment?

The Influence of Abuse & Trauma on Disordered Eating
Research shows that many people suffering from an eating disorder have also experienced abuse and/or trauma in their past.

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