The 411 on Eating Disorders

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  • It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
  • What Are Eating Disorders?
  • What Causes Them?
  • How Common Are They?
  • Black Girls and Eating Disorders
  • Can Men Have Eating Disorders?
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating
  • Bulimia
  • Treating Eating Disorders

What Causes Them?

Eating disorders are much more complex than having low-self esteem or poor body image. Doctors believe that they are a result of genetic, biological, behavioral, psychological and social factors that interact with one other. However, more research needs to be done. 

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