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Emotional responses to food in adults with an eating disorder: a qualitative exploration.
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PMID:  17680589     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There is a dearth of qualitative research exploring eating disordered individuals' emotional responses to the sight of different types of food. In this study we asked 10 adult women diagnosed with bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa or an eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS) to articulate their thoughts whilst viewing slides of a range of different foodstuffs, during an in-depth interview session. The data were transcribed and subjected to qualitative analysis. A core theme of 'Control' was identified. Whilst control has been previously acknowledged in the literature as an important aspect of eating disordered behaviour, this is the first report to link control with negative emotional responses to the sight of food. Clinically, an exploration of the notion of control and how it relates to particular foods may be beneficial in therapy.
Caroline McNamara; Anna Chur-Hansen; Phillipa Hay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European eating disorders review : the journal of the Eating Disorders Association     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1099-0968     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Eat Disord Rev     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-25     Completed Date:  2008-03-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9436977     Medline TA:  Eur Eat Disord Rev     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  115-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
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(c) 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association
James Cook University, Townsville Campus, Queensland, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Anorexia Nervosa / psychology
Bulimia Nervosa / psychology
Eating Disorders / psychology*
Feeding Behavior / psychology*
Internal-External Control*
Qualitative Research

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