However irrational, an eating disorder brings a sense of identity, achievement, and power to certain people who have these personality traits.
A small number of people who have eating disorders also have been sexually or physically abused. They seek to control their environment by controlling their food intake.
People who have eating disorders may also:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Adam Husney, MD, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||W. Stewart Agras, MD - Psychiatry|
|Last Revised||August 25, 2011|
Last Revised: August 25, 2011
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