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  1. Chris said:

    Not everyone who develops anorexia nervosa experienced a significant “environmental stressor” preceding the illness. For example, it is not unusual for athletes in certain sports, such as weight-classification rowing or long-distance running, to increase the amount of physical exercise they perform as part of a rigorous training routine. If they don’t account for the increased energy needs by eating more food, they indadvertently become semi-starved and, as shown by the Minnesota Starvation Study, experience potentially severe emotional, psychological, and medical consequences of semi-starvation. This doesn’t have anything to do with childhood temperament or “environmental stress.” The argument that “environmental stress” necessarily precedes the onset of anorexia is an over-generalization.

    July 11, 2014

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