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:
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
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerW. Stewart Agras, MD, FRCPC - Psychiatry
Current as ofMay 3, 2017
Current as of:
May 3, 2017
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & W. Stewart Agras, MD, FRCPC - Psychiatry
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