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Causes of Eating Disorders

Why Eating Disorders Are About So Much More Than Food

Posted 06.26.2015 | Dr. Phil

Bella, 15, admits she is obsessed with food, hoards it in her bedroom, and binges and says she purges 30 to 40 times a day. The teen says her behavior...

When Does Picky Eating Become Something To Worry About?

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 11.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

It's important to remember that because eating disorders in young children are emerging more frequently, severe selective eating can be an early indicator that a very serious illness is developing in some cases.

Social Networks Can Spread Eating Disorders

TIME Healthland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Teens are undeniably influenced by those around them, and by what they see on social media from television to the internet. So what happens when weste...

Eating Disorders A Problem Among Orthodox Jews

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. — Hilary Waller remembers begging her mother to let her fast on Yom Kippur. At 10 years old she was a bit too young, but emb...

What Causes Eating Disorders?

Aimee Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Aimee Liu

Researchers have found that genetics likely account for more than half of an individual's vulnerability to eating disorders, but genetics alone don't "cause" these disorders.