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Chapter 1 - What Are Eating Disorders?

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Summary

This chapter briefly summarises some of the causes of eating disorders and introduces the reader to the concept of bio-psycho-social formulation and how to develop a formulation with the patient, looking at predisposing factors, precipitation (trigger) factors, and maintaining factors within an eating disorder.

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