Puberty as a critical risk period for eating disorders: A review of human and animal studies

@article{Klump2013PubertyAA,
  title={Puberty as a critical risk period for eating disorders: A review of human and animal studies},
  author={Kelly L Klump},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2013},
  volume={64},
  pages={399-410}
}
This article is part of a Special Issue "Puberty and Adolescence". Puberty is one of the most frequently discussed risk periods for the development of eating disorders. Prevailing theories propose environmentally mediated sources of risk arising from the psychosocial effects (e.g., increased body dissatisfaction, decreased self-esteem) of pubertal development in girls. However, recent research highlights the potential role of ovarian hormones in phenotypic and genetic risk for eating disorders… CONTINUE READING

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