perfectlydrawn (perfectlydrawn) wrote in ed_ucate,

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my first post...about immediate family, nature v nurture and EDs

i'm curious if anyone else here has anyone else in their immediate family (siblings, parents) with EDs. And if so, how does this affect you (for example, i feel like i am competing with my sisters which has a large affect on me). do you feel that your ED and your immediate family member have an eating disorder due to genetics or outside influences or both?

one of my sisters was a laxative abuser, one of them over exercises (about 3 1/2 everyday) to make up for overeating and my mom fasts after binges. that makes 3 (myself included) of 5 sisters in my family eating disordered. and i feel like for me, and my family members it's both genetic and external influences.

how about others, nature or nurture for your ED?
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