Childhood Factors And Eating Disorders Symptoms

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Two studies were done about childhood factors and eating disorders symptoms. In the last two decades the prevalence of anorexia nervosa in South Korea has increased. The rate has increased from 0.03% in 1987 to 0.2 percent in 2007A study found that the Korean women with AN had higher levels of anxiety, perfectionism and an emotional childhood with a lower number of supportive figures compared to the healthy control group. The study supported ideas that personal vulnerability could be an important risk factor for developing anorexia nervosa. Children with perfectionism tendencies have one of the “setting conditions” (Heo & Kang& Kim & Song& Treasure, 2009), for developing anorexia nervosa in the Korean participants. Also people with parents who were perfectionist with regard to their children 's shape and weight form the backbone for forming anxiety about shape and weight that was reported by the Korean women. “Premorbid anxiety is suspected to contribute an important genetically medicated pathway towards developing of anorexia by way of heightening sensitivity to eating disorder systems” (Heo & Kang& Kim & Song& Treasure, 2009). Having more supportive figures during upbringing may cause people to form more resilient. The study concluded that there was a small difference between Korean and Western countries when it came to being teased about weight and shape, it has been found that the United States cultures put pressure on the thin ideal which is important risk for…
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