Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders & Diets—Differences & Connections

What do eating disorders and dieting have in common? There are three key similarities between the behavior seen among people with eating disorders and those who are actively dieting. The most obvious overlap is that both groups spend a lot of energy paying attention to what they put in their mouths. Both also tend to …

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Can Families Cause Eating Disorders? Prevent Them?

Did I cause my child’s Anorexia? Parents always ask if families cause eating disorders (EDs), did they cause the problem? I wish! That’s what I tell parents when they ask what they did to make their child develop Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, or Binge Eating Disorder. If worried parents caused EDs, the cure would be …

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