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Causes of Eating Disorders: It’s Complicated

Causes of Eating Disorders: It’s Complicated

I complain a lot about the lack of common ground out there about eating disorders. There are theories posited in conversation and in the press and even in refereed professional journals giving definitive, yet unfounded theories on the causes of eating disorders. So, why the lack of common ground?

I don’t think it is deliberate, or a hidden agenda, or anyone’s greed or carelessness. I think it is JUST COMPLICATED.

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Causes of Eating Disorders: Is It Parenting?

Causes of Eating Disorders: Is It Parenting?

“And” vs. “But” Important in Discussing Causes of Eating Disorders

Conversations about what causes eating disorders involve a lot of “and, and, and” and “but, but, but.”

I think we’d all do better if we make a distinction when it comes to causes of eating disorders.

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The Genetic Connection In Eating Disorders

The Genetic Connection In Eating Disorders

Back in 2002, when I first started learning about eating disorders, it was rare for the media to mention genetics. Now it is rare for it not to be mentioned. But how much further are we on this? The idea of a genetic predisposition to eating disorders still causes a range of reactions: from relief to ridicule.

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