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"Her self-esteem dropped in high school...she internalized problems…after rejection by a boy in high school she shut down, stopped eating, would only eat 'health' food, but it wasn't healthy at all," explained a parent of a daughter with bulimia nervosa.
Traits common to people with bulimia nervosa have led researchers to identify certain risk factors for developing the disorder. These risk factors are listed in a check list below. Issues about body shape and size can arise especially during physical developmental phases when bodies change rapidly. For example, girls who enter puberty early may be uncomfortable about changes in their body size and shape because of rapid weight gain and sexual maturation that occur sooner than their peers. Women in middle age approaching menopause may also experience body shape changes, along with changes in family and social roles as children grow into adulthood and leave home. Major life role and body changes can lead to stress. Such stresses may contribute to development of bulimia nervosa in people with additional risk factors for the disorder.
Risk factors for developing bulimia nervosa