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What are some risk factors for anorexia?

Brooke Randolph
Marriage & Family Therapy
Verbal, physical, or sexual abuse are all risk factors for developing anorexia nervosa. Any negative parental influence or participation in activities that generally require slenderness can also contribute to the development of anorexia.

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