PreteensEDO - By: Jigna Bhakta, Joycelyn Locquiao, Lisa...

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By: Jigna Bhakta, Joycelyn Locquiao, Lisa Mendenhall, & Odezza Larida
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Risks  I am Just Born Like That Genes “Eating” behavior is a complex process  controlled by the neuroendocrine  system.  A number of genes code for the these  behaviors and processes.  Twin studies have estimated a high  heritability of anorexia nervosa,  ranging from 56% to as high as 84%. 
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Risks  Home Sweet Home  Parents interaction with  child.  Divorce  Parents own  vulnerabilities Negative self body image Abuse  Isolation
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Risks  I Can Do Anything Better  Than You Personality traits  Perfectionist behaviors  Need to control  Need for approval, “look at  me” Sports/Competitions  Competitive edge Pressure from parents/coaches 
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Risks  I Feel Fat Depression Distorted body image Puberty causes anxiety Happy people are thin If I look prettier my life will be better
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Risks Where are all the Uglies? Media/cultures pressure  Television/movies are unrealistic in  representing real life.  The false notion that being fat is bad Only thin people can be successful  Advertisements Aimed at making people feel they are  lacking
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Risks  Come on… Just Try it Peer pressure Drugs  Alcohol I know a way to stay  thin… Peers who have EDO  spread it. 
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Risks  Pre teens vs. Adults Become intensified due to a variety  of physiological and cultural  influences such as the hormonal  changes associated with puberty Children don’t know how to deal  with their emotions. 
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Prevalence of EDO in  Children Occurs in ages 6-12 years among both boys and girls
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PreteensEDO - By: Jigna Bhakta, Joycelyn Locquiao, Lisa...

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