- Social pressure. Everyone must be physically thin and very fit.
- Low self-esteem. Young people who feel they have little control over their lives might try to boost self-esteem by showing that there's one thing they do have control over their eating.
- Favorite activities. Watch what your child is involved in. Certain sports and activities value leanness.
- Perfectionism. Many teens strive for being perfect and don't realize no one is. this can create anxiety that could lead to an eating disorder.
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