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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.

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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: