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Anorexia, bulimia increase risk for criminal behavior

August 21, 2017

Women with eating disorders were significantly more likely to commit crimes, particularly theft, according to recent findings.

“Criminality, among other adversities, has been associated with eating disorders,” Shuyang Yao, MSc, of Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, and colleagues wrote. “As it might add to the psychosocial burden on individuals who are already suffering from the direct effects of eating disorders, it is important to verify the association between eating disorders and criminal behaviors and to understand mechanisms of the associations. However, research on criminality in eating disorders is quite limited.”

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