A study to identify the psychological causes of eating disorders in people was held in the Togliatti State University. Its results may lead to reducing the frequency of attacks of chronic pancreatitis in patients. The study was carried out jointly with the Togliatti City Clinical Hospital No. 5. The study was conducted by Maria Ilich, who this year completed her studies at Togliatti State University under the master’s program “Psychology of Health”, the winner of the I All-Russian contest of research papers on mental health for students of medical and non-medical universities with the title “MENTAL HEALTH: MODERN TRENDS AND PROSPECTS”.