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Disordered Eating: How It Relates to Eating Disorders and Mental Health

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If one is feeling tempted to engage in an unhealthy eating behavior, they may have less tools available to them to get them out of that way of thinking.”

3) “Body Image. There is a lot to suggest unhealthy and dangerous eating habits can result from our body image and how we perceive ourselves. A recent study found that young women involved in insecure relationships that produced anxiety for them were more likely to develop poor body image and poor eating habits.”


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Reviewed January 27, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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