Saturday, December 1, 2012

Risk Factors for EDs

Risk factors are (pretty obviously) things that put you at risk for something. These are the risk factors I found online for EDs.

being female
teenaged or young adult
low self-esteem
self-oriented perfectionism
anger management problems
traumatic events
anxiety disorders
societal pressure
performance pressure in sports
avoidant personality- for anorexia
sensitive to failure
obsessive-compulsive personality (not the same as OCD!)
borderline personality
inability to soothe self
inability to empathize
need for admiration
being overweight
early puberty
living in a wealthy country
stress/lots of work
family members who are obese

So I have less than half the risk factors but still got an ED.


  1. This is interesting. I went through myself and found I have quite a few, lol... But it just goes to show... even having just one or two sets you up for the chance to develop an ED.

  2. Aaah! I had 14 risk factors. It's wonder I didn't become eating disordered sooner lol.

  3. I know you have already been nominated but I would love to read your answers to the 11 questions I have asked!


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