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Specific factors related to dieting, weight and eating

There is a family history of obesity in the binge-eating disorders. In contrast there is a family history of leanness in anorexia nervosa. There is a tendency to premorbid obesity in bulimic disorders  and to leanness in anorexia nervosa.

There is often teasing about weight and shape from family and peers in bulimic disorders. There is more exposure to dieting in bulimic disorders. Body dissatisfaction, dieting/overeating, drive for thinness, internalization of thin ideal are risk factors for bulimic disorders.

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