What causes bulimia nervosa?

The exact cause of bulimia nervosa is not well known. It is thought that a combination of certain factors may play a role in the development of this condition. Things such as certain personality traits, emotions/thinking patterns, media and societal pressures, biological and environmental factors may all contribute. Bulimia tends to run in families so risk for developing the disease may be genetic. 
 
Research suggests that bulimia tends to start with an immense concern with body size, shape, and weight as well as an extreme dissatisfaction with one’s own body. These people tend to have very low self-esteem and greatly fear gaining weight. 
 
 
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Sources:
  • "Bulimia nervosa." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 23 Aug. 2017. Web. 24 Aug. 2017.
  • "Bulimia Nervosa.” | Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library. Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library, n.d. Web. 24 Aug. 2017.
  • “Bulimia Nervosa.” The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Cleveland Clinic, 04 Mar. 2014. Web. 24 Aug. 2017. 

 

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