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What is the cause of anorexia ?

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There are a number of causes however the only 1 have seen in person is depression/bulimia they go hand in hand. My friend had her "flaws" pointed out and at the time she was clinically depressed so her self esteem was not the best. This caused her to become bulimic and i did some research before i tried to help her and being bulimic can cause anorexia. That's one i also believe sometimes your just born with it but don't take my word for it.

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people wanting to be skinny...

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Self-consciousness.

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what else ?
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That's the main root of the problem. I think the media and society shape our views of what beauty is. 100 lb. models are considered 'beautiful' and 'elegant' but these standards are highly unobtainable when considering what is healthy. Thus, women ( and men also) starve themselves to try to reach these standards. However, "too thin" does not exist in their minds.
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thank u 4 that
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The only way I know of is someone who constantly wants to lose weight. They see fat in the mirror but they are actually skinny. Then you get diagnosed with anorexia and/or bulimia.

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There are many factors which are correlated with anorexia. One is our society's definition of thin as beautiful. The aneroexics need to control vis a vis an over involved and controlling mother. Food is seen as nurturing that which is hated, the self. There are many papers written on the psychodynamics of the fractured sense of self in the anorexic. There is no one cause for anorexia.

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There are many causes, low self esteem, a desire to appear as the waifs in fashion magazines, bullying,problems at home. can be contributing factors.
personally I like girls who are w/in they're proper ht/wt/chart parameters. Not too skinny not too heavy.

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Well I'm anorexic because of my depression. Remember not just girls self-harm and are anorexic. Guys can too. Depression can happen to anybody. And with depression comes certain things like that :/

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