Anorexia Nervosa - What Increases Your Risk
The risk for
anorexia nervosa increases if you:
- Have a family history of an
eating disorder, such as anorexia or bulimia nervosa.
- Have certain
personality traits and emotional conditions, such as
perfectionism, perseverance, anxiety, or low self-esteem.
family, cultural, or social pressures related to goals
such as thinness, high achievement, or perfection.
people, limiting what they eat can meet a need for personal control and
self-esteem. Some teens may fall into this pattern as a way to cope with big
changes and challenges.
A parent may have cause for concern
- A child expresses concerns about weight at a
very young age.
- A teen becomes more strict with a
- A teen intensifies his or her exercise routine.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 14, 2014
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