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Is it possible to have an eating disorder that is not self-induced?


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2006-09-22 11:56:35
2006-09-22 11:56:35

No. Even if another person was physically in charge of feeing you, it would only then be starvation, not a disorder. And while many external pressures can create a psychological distress and distortion, the eating disorder develops through the actions of the one affected, so it is in that sense self induced.

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Not really. It is possible for an eating disorder to be "little" or "minor" in the early stages as the bad habits develop. As it progresses, it will inevitably become more serious and severe and dangerous.

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There are no advantages to having an eating disorder. Eating disorders are mental illnesses that affect your way of thinking and your physical health. They are extremely dangerous and millions die from them each year. If you think that you or a loved one may have an eating disorder it is crucial that you get help as soon as possible.

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Why is what considered an eating disorder

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Anyone who has the symptoms of the eating disorder

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There is an actual eating disorder known as binge eating disorder (BED), and compulsive over-eating disorder, which is tied in with a food addiction problem.


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