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Recent research indicates a connection between the causes of Orthorexia and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Those suffering from Orthorexia exhibit an obsession with "healthy food" leading the same researchers to connect this obsession as a form of expression for a deeper psychological disorder.
Connecting Orthorexia Nervosa to a psychological disorder would seem to separate the disorder from other eating disorders like Anorexia Nervosa, which seems to have a lot of causal factors. If current research for Orthorexia continues proving psychological cause then treatment methods would vary greatly from other eating disorders.