An exploration into the relationship between eating, psychological factors and trauma
About this study
Disordered eating and eating disorders are psychological conditions that impact many people in different ways. Disordered eating commonly occurs in the presence of other difficulties such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and perfectionism. Some people also report a traumatic event(s) as pivotal in the development of their problems with food. Useful evidence-based treatments are available to help people recover from disordered eating, however many people do not seek help and when they do, it can take time to create enduring positive change. Past research has identified a relationship between disordered eating and other factors such as a past history of trauma and other psychological factors e.g. anxiety, perfectionism, low self-esteem. What is not clear however, is how these other factors impact on disordered eating thoughts, feelings and behaviours. This study aims to explore the interrelationship between disordered eating and other factors that have been reported to be relevant in the literature. The information gathered in this study will be used to improve our understanding of how these factors impact on each other. A better understanding of the underlying factors involved will inform future efforts to treat and prevent the related disorders.
This study is no longer seeking participants.
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