Eating Disorders: Risk Factors




Genetic, biological, psychological and social are the most common eating disorder risk factors. Dr. Bertha Tavarez, Clinical Director at Clementine South Miami, affirms if someone has a family member with an eating disorder, she is 7 to 12 times more likely to develop it.
She also says people who are more obsessive, perfectionist, high harm avoidance are more prone to develop eating disorders.

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