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Reciprocal prospective associations between disordered eating and other psychological problems in a community sample of Swedish adolescent girls

Viborg, Njördur LU ; Wångby, Margit LU and Lundh, Lars-Gunnar LU (2014) In Eating Behaviors 15(1). p.159-163
Abstract
Disordered eating and its associations with psychological difficulties and body satisfaction were prospectively studied in a community sample of 13-15 year old adolescent girls (N = 428). General psychological difficulties (including hyperactivity-inattention) and lower levels of body satisfaction at T1 were found to predict disordered eating at follow-up one year later (T2). Furthermore, reciprocal associations were found between disordered eating and psychological difficulties (but not body dissatisfaction) so that disordered eating at T1 predicted general psychological difficulties (including hyperactivity-inattention) at T2. The results support the notion of a vicious interplay between disordered eating and other subclinical... (More)
Disordered eating and its associations with psychological difficulties and body satisfaction were prospectively studied in a community sample of 13-15 year old adolescent girls (N = 428). General psychological difficulties (including hyperactivity-inattention) and lower levels of body satisfaction at T1 were found to predict disordered eating at follow-up one year later (T2). Furthermore, reciprocal associations were found between disordered eating and psychological difficulties (but not body dissatisfaction) so that disordered eating at T1 predicted general psychological difficulties (including hyperactivity-inattention) at T2. The results support the notion of a vicious interplay between disordered eating and other subclinical psychological problems, which may represent a potential mechanism for the development of clinically significant eating disorders. It is suggested that it could be important to identify these kinds of bidirectional processes at an early stage, in order to prevent further developments of clinical forms of psychopathology. (Less)
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Eating disorders, disordered eating, adolescents, prospective, risk factors
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Eating Behaviors
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15
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1
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159 - 163
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Elsevier
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  • pmid:24411769
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1873-7358
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10.1016/j.eatbeh.2013.11.002
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English
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  author       = {Viborg, Njördur and Wångby, Margit and Lundh, Lars-Gunnar},
  issn         = {1873-7358},
  keyword      = {Eating disorders,disordered eating,adolescents,prospective,risk factors},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {159--163},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Eating Behaviors},
  title        = {Reciprocal prospective associations between disordered eating and other psychological problems in a community sample of Swedish adolescent girls},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eatbeh.2013.11.002},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {2014},
}