Essay on Family And Genetic Components Of Obesity

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the years progress and eating disorders become more prevalent, different sources state their predictions following the mentioned factors above. The DSM in its current edition (5th; 2013) emphasizes a genetic or physiological predisposition whereas the National Institute of Health points to an obsession with food, body weight and shape, and a disruption in thinking patterns and development of compulsive eating (National Institute of Mental Health, 2006)
Other references suggest that the development of the disorder is evident through a history of dieting, a previous case of depression or anxiety, or stress from societal pressures that potentially result in overeating behaviors (Thompson & Farrar, 2001). Family and genetic components, such as a past history with an eating disorder, plays a role in the development in the disorder as well (National Institues of Health, 2016). Additionally, there is some further explanations of the disorder’s existence through its symptoms. For example, obesity is one direct outcome of binge eating and thus presents psychiatric and/or medical examiners with the option of deducing a possible case of Binge-Eating Disorder or other related conclusions (Ahlskog & Hoebel, 1973).

Differential Diagnosis Considerations and Prevalence
The differential diagnosis for Binge-Eating Disorder is often Bulimia Nervosa. Similarities between the two disorders is in the identifying features that the binge eating produces. In both cases, individuals present with…

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