Just like most other mental health conditions, eating disorders too, are a complex set of disorders, influenced by a variety of biological, psychological, and/or environmental factors.
Let’s look at a few of these factors:
1. Biological factors (Genetic vulnerability and irregular hormones):
Eating disorders appear to be as strongly genetically linked as many other major psychiatric disorders, like schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Another important biological factor that influences the development or aggravation of ED symptoms are hormonal imbalances.Discover More
2. Psychological Factors
If a person has an eating disorder, an underlying psychological or mental health problem may be contributing to it.
These problems can include:
3. Environmental factors:
Environment plays a major role in influencing the development and aggravation of ED symptoms in an in individual. The factors that we would like to discuss are: