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Causes of Eating disorders

List of causes of Eating disorders

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Eating disorders) that could possibly cause Eating disorders includes:

Eating disorders Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Eating disorders:

Eating disorders Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender of Patients for Eating disorders: Females (90%) much more than males. Certain male subgroups have a higher rate....more »

Gender Profile of Eating disorders: Eating disorders are much more prevalent in females than in males. However, recent studies have... (Source: excerpt from Fact Sheet Eating Disorders: NWHIC) ...more »

Eating disorders: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Eating disorders, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Eating disorders:

Eating disorders: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Eating disorders: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Eating disorders:

Causes of Broader Categories of Eating disorders: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Eating disorders as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Eating disorders as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Eating disorders. Our database lists the following as having Eating disorders as a complication of that condition:

Eating disorders as a symptom:

Conditions listing Eating disorders as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Eating disorders. Our database lists the following as having Eating disorders as a symptom of that condition:

What causes Eating disorders?

Article excerpts about the causes of Eating disorders:

Eating Disorders Facts About Eating Disorders and the Search for Solutions: NIMH (Excerpt)

Eating disorders are not due to a failure of will or behavior; rather, they are real, treatable medical illnesses in which certain maladaptive patterns of eating take on a life of their own. The main types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.1 A third type, binge-eating disorder, has been suggested but has not yet been approved as a formal psychiatric diagnosis.2 Eating disorders frequently develop during adolescence or early adulthood, but some reports indicate their onset can occur during childhood or later in adulthood.3 (Source: excerpt from Eating Disorders Facts About Eating Disorders and the Search for Solutions: NIMH)

Eating Disorders Facts About Eating Disorders and the Search for Solutions: NIMH (Excerpt)

Further insight is likely to come from studying the role of gonadal steroids. 16 ,17 Their relevance to eating disorders is suggested by the clear gender effect in the risk for these disorders, their emergence at puberty or soon after, and the increased risk for eating disorders among girls with early onset of menstruation. (Source: excerpt from Eating Disorders Facts About Eating Disorders and the Search for Solutions: NIMH)

Related information on causes of Eating disorders:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Eating disorders may be found in:

 

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