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Does the DSM make any reference to veganism or vegetarianism?

I only have access to the DSM II and IV to check, but neither mention anything related to it, either veg* or orthorexia. They both make use of the term "vegetative state" but that is the closest ...
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What are the personality traits of those most and least likely to go vegetarian?

This is clearly hard to answer, as it is very broad, but there are relevant sources on the matter. Intelligence - vegetarians may be more intelligent than average - according to this study that ...
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Are there studies that have determined the main reasons people stop being vegetarian?

Those statistics may be misleading. Some people only practice vegetarianism for particular times such as fasting for religious reasons or financial reasons. Many of my non-vegetarian family members ...
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How I can I convince my (Moroccan) family it's OK to go vegetarian?

there is a saying in India which says "iron cuts the iron". Similarly, good food can replace good food. By cooking good veg dishes , you can make room for veg food on the dinner table. You don't even ...
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How can I deal with meat repulsion?

Find a means to distract yourself. For example you could: Listen to music. Write something (a story, a shopping list etc). Read something (a book, an article, some stackexchange questions). Do some ...
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How do I cope with dreams about meat-eating?

Having had the same thing I think it can be handled by feeling relieved that it didn't really happen. If you think about it, your mind wanders around thinking about hypothetical situations both ...
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Are there studies that have determined the main reasons people stop being vegetarian?

Faunalytics collected data on current and former vegetarians in May 2014 and released a number of reports with findings on the data. The process of moving away from a vegetarian or vegan diet is ...
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How do I cope with dreams about meat-eating?

You are suffering from meat "blue balls". Your brain is used to that and is taking some time to adapt. Relax about it, stay in shape, and check with your doctor that everything is otherwise all right ...
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Do slaughterhouse workers suffer psychologically or become more violent?

Yes, slaughterhouse workers suffer psychologically and become more violent. The book Slaughterhouse (Gail A. Eisnitz, 1997) shares many anecdotes quoted directly from workers on slaughterhouse kill ...
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How I can I convince my (Moroccan) family it's OK to go vegetarian?

I'm going to make what I suspect will be a slightly controversial suggestion. Perhaps you could use some islamic scriptures to convince them that vegetarianism is not un-islamic (I am assuming this ...
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How can I deal with meat repulsion?

Accept that the instinct telling you "processed, badly preserved products made out of factory farmed animals are disgusting, how can one eat that" is telling you the truth :) And also accept that ...
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How can I deal with meat repulsion?

I think it may also help if you could develop a theory about the meat yourself. Currently, these feelings that you have are most likely mental-only, that is, it's probably not that you have an allergy ...
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Is there any evidence connecting meat consumption and violent behaviour?

Generally speaking, it is very hard to make connections between nutrition as a single factor and behavior (source): One of the more difficult problems in research on diet and behavior is how to ...
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Does the DSM make any reference to veganism or vegetarianism?

Given that (national councils of) dietitians condone vegetarianism as a healthy option I don't see how a psychiatrist could consider it pathological. I think there are eating disorders, and social ...
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