Dating a girl with an eating disorder
Studies of twins have shown a higher rate of eating disorders when they are identical (compared to fraternal twins or other siblings).
Samples of DNA, the substance inside cells that carries genetic information, from pairs of siblings with eating disorders are now being analyzed to determine if they share genetic characteristics that are different from pairs of siblings without these disorders.
But research shows that photos on social media — which many young women turn to for inspiration — can have a negative impact on how people view their own appearances.
"Looking up to girls for inspo is a beautiful thing, but comparing yourself is what creates the anxiety and self-hatred," she says to the young women who count themselves as fans.
Recently, she opened up more about how she coped with the death of her mother and — for the first time — shared details about her struggle with disordered eating."I kind of was just like, 'I’m just going to be upfront with everyone,'" she says.
"I have nothing to hide."As a model, Alexis earns a living showing off her figure.
For example, serotonin (discussed below) can affect sleep, eating, temperature regulation, muscle movement, memory, and host of other behaviors depending on the specific receptors stimulated, and where in the body or brain those receptors are located.
A wealth of research suggests that several different neurotransmitters are involved in eating disorders.
It's hard going through life without you, but you've made us all such strong girls and every day we want to make you proud. A post shared by ALEXIS REN (@alexisren) on Alexis, who has two sisters and a younger brother, was homeschooled and extremely close to her mom.