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90Life Research  2019, Vol. 2 Issue (2): 71-79    DOI: 10.12032/life2019-0425-004
The impact of genetic and cultural factors on anorexia and bulimia
Shiruli Dash1,*()
1The International Medical School of Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China.
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This article highlights the fact that anorexia and bulimia nervosa aren't simply psychiatric disturbances, but recent identification of genetic linkages show that they are also physical disease, with higher incidences seen in children who have a parent with an eating disorder. Even having a relative with an eating disorder has become a predisposing factor. However, more research still needs to be carried out on this to establish clear patterns of inheritance. This paper also touches on the greater impact that eating disorders have on society as a whole. Past studies undertaken primarily in female patients have reflected a gradual increase in mortality rates which have been significant enough to be of epidemiological and statistical importance. We then focused on some new treatment approaches and observe an universal pattern of improvement among patients who were also treated with music therapy as compared to standard traditional treatment measures. Finally, we summarized the importance of awareness and education among young adults in preventing mental health disorders and eliminating the stigma around seeking therapy.

Key wordssound therapy      music therapy      TCM      five elements      five tones     
Received: 30 March 2019      Published: 24 April 2019
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Shiruli Dash. The impact of genetic and cultural factors on anorexia and bulimia. 90Life Research, 2019, 2(2): 71-79.


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