The Causes Of Eating Disorders

There is no clear cause of eating disorder which makes it even more traumatic for the person, the family and friends and all those who are trying to think about his cause and what to do to stop him. However, the following factors may contribute to the risk for developing eating disorders.

Cause & How To Help People With Eating Disorders

Individual factors as the cause of eating disorders

  • High personal expectations – always striving to be perfect in everything.
  • Setting unrealistic goals for which the person believes that it will bring her love and respect from family and friends.
  • Feeling the need to gain control over one’s life.
  • An overwhelming feeling that you are not good enough as you stated on starvation that gives you the feeling that you have control again.

Do you have low self-esteem

This is the second may be difficult to see because some people seem completely normal from the outside, even when you feel bad inside.


You are sad or irritable most of the time, to avoid doing things with friends.

People who have difficulty expressing their needs and feelings (especially negative) may be in danger.

Family factors as the cause of eating disorders

There are no typical family patterns or problems with relationships and communication, and family conflicts. They can make a person feel unaccepted.

Family emphasis on it can ship only if you are very good at school or sports,

Cultural factors as the cause of eating disorders

Constantly we are bombarded with messages that have to be slender, beautiful or desirable. The media shows a happy, successful and feminine women who are still lean and muscled men in great shape.

Women and men are expected to be slender like their careers. Like models, dancers, and athletes. Therefore, they more often affected by eating disorders.

What can cause eating disorders?

Many things can cause an eating disorder, especially if the person is more vulnerable (ie. If you have some of the above problems). Therefore, they include:

  • Life crisis or death of a loved one
  • End the connection
  • family changes
  • Changing the home or school
  • Changing job
  • School problems
  • Personal failure.

Eating disorders can also develop when problems are in themselves make little ones gradually accumulating. A person can interpret every little problem or failure as ‘proof’ that it is not worthy of something.

Helping people with eating disorders

The first thing you do is tell the person that you are concerned and that you care about her. Even if that person denies that there is a problem or gets excited and does not want to talk about it. You must try to encourage them to seek professional help and talk to your GP, school counselor, psychologist or mental health specialist. If a person is not ready to do it, do not force it (unless it is significantly underweight and her health is at risk). Just try to be there for her because it might soon want to talk to you.

Professional help

People with eating disorders need professional help. After being diagnosed with an eating disorder, a range of health care professionals may be involved. Because this disease affects people physically and mentally. Therefore, this may include psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, nutritionists … Admission to hospital may be needed for people who are severely malnourished due to lack of food.

Medications can be helpful

Medications can be helpful for depression and correct the hormonal and chemical imbalances. Consulting and specific therapy used to help with changing unhealthy thoughts about nutrition.

Being a friend or a partner or family member of someone with an eating disorder can be very difficult at times. Therefore, especially if the person denies or does not want to talk openly with you. Prepare yourself for slow progress. This problem will not be solved during the overnight.

Recognize it

Recognize that the eating disorder started emotional problems that may not yet fully worked out.

For your friend’s eating disorder can be stressful and he or she may have days when you do not want to change.

Do not constantly talk about the eating disorder. Be honest with your friends and showing your love and attention you give to a friend support and the ability to accept the help that he needs.


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