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Unformatted text preview: elin, (Strict diet and exercise, binge and purge) 6 Eating Disorders (cont'd.) (cont' Between 0.5% and 1% of females age 12 to 18 in the United States are anorexic, and 1% are bulimic, with perhaps 20 % engaging in less extreme but still unhealthy dieting behaviors unhealthy (Dounchis, Hayden, & Wilfley, 2001). Dounchis, Wilfley, The large majority who suffer eating disorders are female (90%). Symptoms of eating disorders usually become evident early in adolescence. adolescence. 7 Risk Factors for Girls Developing Eating Disorders 1 Low self-esteem, poor coping skills, childhood physical or sexual abuse, early sexual selfmaturation, and perfectionism. Daughters of women...
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