Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Anorexia Nervosa Underlying Cause

The exact cause for anorexia nervosa is unknown.

The following factors play a role:

  • Cultural values
  • Family relationships
  • Hereditary
  • Hormonal
  • Neurological
  • Psychological

Last Updated: Mar 27, 2007 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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