What causes an eating disorder?
It is not known exactly what causes eating disorders. They are thought to develop from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. People who have a close family member with an eating disorder, who have low self-esteem, depression or have experienced a traumatic or stressful event are more likely to develop an eating disorder.
Author: Joanne Van der Velden
First answered: 14 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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