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Causes of an eating disorder

In het artikel worden redenen genoemd die zouden kunnen bijdragen aan de ontwikkeling van een eetstoornis.
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Below you can find several causes that can contribute to developing an eating disorder. Maybe the causes you just mentioned are in this list as well:

  • When there is a lot of focus at home on getting good results.

  • When people do not talk about their feelings at home.

  • When people diet with friends.

  • When there are other people in your family that have an eating disorder.

  • When you do a lot of sports where your body weight matters.

  • Stressful events involving your family, friends or school, such as illness, death, bullying, addiction or depression.

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