Causes of Eating Disorders
Eating disorders can occur due to many things, among others:
- Community pressure. The success and value of a person is often misunderstood with a lean body. Group pressure and people’s views on the media can trigger a desire to strive to have a lean body.
- Some people have genes that can trigger the development of eating disorders. A person who has a parent or sibling who suffers from an eating disorder is less likely to experience it as well.
- Emotional and psychological problems. Patients with eating disorders usually have emotional and psychological problems that trigger them to experience this condition. Patients may have low self-confidence, perfectionism, impulsive attitudes, or disrupted relationships with family members or friends. In addition, eating disorders can also be triggered by stressful situations and bad experiences (such as sexual harassment, intimidation, or loss of a close person).
In addition to the above things, there are a number of factors that may increase the risk of eating disorders, including:
- Age. Young women or young women from their 20s tend to suffer more from this disorder than men.
- Profession. Athletes, actors, models are also at high risk of eating disorders because they are required to lose weight by work.
- Psychological disorders. A person with psychological disorders, such as depression, stress, anxiety or obsessive-compulsive behavior tend to suffer from eating disorders.
- Unnatural diets. Someone who is on an excessive diet tend to experience eating disorders.