- The Oxford Handbook of Eating Disorders OXFORD LIBRARY OF PSYCHOLOGY
- short contents
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editor
- Introduction and Overview
- The Classification of Eating Disorders
- Epidemiology and Course of Eating Disorders
- Proposed Syndromes and the <i>Diagnostic and Statistical Manual V</i>
- Controversies and Questions in Current Evaluation, Treatment, and Research Related to Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders
- Appetitive Regulation in Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
- Genetic Influences on Eating and the Eating Disorders
- Psychosocial Risk Factors for Eating Disorders
- Development of Child Taste and Food Preferences: The Role of Exposure
- Dieting and the Eating Disorders
- Mood, Emotions, and Eating Disorders
- Eating and Weight Concerns in Eating Disorders
- Cultural Influences on Body Image and the Eating Disorders
- Psychological Assessment of the Eating Disorders
- Medical Comorbidities of Eating Disorders
- Medical Screening and Management of Eating Disorders in Adolescents
- Psychological Comorbidity of Eating Disorders
- Prevention: Current Status and Underlying Theory
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Eating Disorders
- Family Therapy
- Self-Help and Stepped Care in Eating Disorders
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Pharmacotherapy of the Eating Disorders
- Evidence-Based Treatment for the Eating Disorders
- Costs and Cost-Effectiveness in Eating Disorders
Abstract and Keywords
Weight and shape concerns are one of the hallmark symptoms of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, but the development of these concerns, their stability over time, and the mechanisms by which they promote the development of body image dissatisfaction and eating disorders remains unclear. Sociocultural, familial, and psychological factors are believed to be related to the development of weight and shape concerns and dissatisfaction, which in turn are thought to promote disordered eating behaviors, such as purging. In this chapter we discuss many of the risk factors for developing weight and shape concerns, as well as their consequences.
Alison E. Field, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Children’s Hospital Boston, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health.
Nicole Kitos, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School.
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