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If someone in your family has an eating disorder such as anorexia
nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder, do not blame yourself for
his or her condition. Blame only distracts you from what you can do to help the
person who has the disorder.
Friends and family members cannot cause a person to develop an eating disorder. Many people who have an eating disorder come from families in which
other members have eating disorders or have other conditions such as
depression. This does not mean that a family member caused the disorder; it
simply means these conditions seem more likely to happen in that family.
You can avoid guilt and self-blame by using the following
August 27, 2013
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & W. Stewart Agras, MD, FRCPC - Psychiatry
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