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Some personality traits put a person at greater risk of
eating disorder such as
binge eating. These traits 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 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.
August 25, 2011
Adam Husney, MD, MD - Family Medicine & W. Stewart Agras, MD - Psychiatry
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