Affecting millions of people every year with devastating consequences, Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating disorders are becoming more and more prevalent in today's fast paced, high pressured society.

Causes of the Eating Disorders

Causes of the eating disorders

Many causes have been attributed to eating disorders, and each one has lent itself to the development and practice of a variety of treatments. Most workers in the field now accept the notion that eating disorders are multi-determined in nature, and are more likely to talk in terms of ‘risk factors’ when discussing the origins of disorder in any one person or group of people. Some consensus regarding treatment has been built up between specialists, with many centres offering similar therapy programmes.

Psychobiological Mechanisms

Since the turn of the century, research involving modern neuro-imaging techniques has continued in a bid to isolate physical changes that might explain the extreme lack or denial of hunger seen in anorexics ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles