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mondo joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-21-07 07:59 AM
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3. I'm not sold on a genetic basis, but...
Edited on Wed Feb-21-07 08:01 AM by mondo joe
...there could be a genetic basis for body dysphoria, or hypersensitivity to social pressures (whatever they may be). All sorts of temperaments have been shown to be inherited.

Showing a family trend doesn't confirm a genetic basis, however, absent some studies of those biologically related but raised in adopted families.
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  -Anorexia and the Genetic Connection Doondoo  Feb-21-07 07:45 AM   #0 
  - How does one "contract" a social influence to be thin? Did these genes not exist in earlier times?  WinkyDink   Feb-21-07 07:53 AM   #1 
  - I'm not sold on a genetic basis, but...  mondo joe   Feb-21-07 07:59 AM   #3 
     - As far as social pressures go - I wonder if this is a folk explanation  hedgehog   Feb-21-07 08:05 AM   #4 
  - I've heard that OCD plays a role in some cases?  mzmolly   Feb-21-07 07:56 AM   #2 
     - Definitely in the case in our family! Said person has OCD and  coffeenap   Feb-21-07 08:31 AM   #5 
        - I'm so sorry.  mzmolly   Feb-21-07 08:37 AM   #6 
           - Thank you for your kindness. It has been one hell of a ride.  coffeenap   Feb-21-07 08:54 AM   #7 
              - My daughter has OCD,  mzmolly   Feb-21-07 09:01 AM   #8 
                 - Would you be interested in a private conversation about this?  coffeenap   Feb-21-07 09:10 AM   #9 
                    - I'm out for a while, but will shoot you a PM a bit later.  mzmolly   Feb-21-07 09:17 AM   #10 
 

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