Longitudinal Bi-directional Effects of Disordered Eating, Depression and Anxiety
Francis Puccio, Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, George Youssef, Sarah Mitchell, Michelle Byrne, Nick Allen, Isabel Krug
EUROPEAN EATING DISORDERS REVIEW | WILEY | Published : 2017
OBJECTIVE: The present study aims to explore the potentially longitudinal bi-directional effects of disordered eating (DE) symptoms with depression and anxiety. METHOD: Participants were 189 (49.5% male) adolescents from Melbourne, Australia. DE, depressive and anxiety symptoms were assessed at approximately 15, 16.5 and 18.5 years of age. RESULTS: Analysis of longitudinal bi-directional effects assessed via cross-lagged models indicated that DE symptoms of eating and shape/weight concerns were risk factors for anxiety. Results also showed that depression was a risk factor for eating concerns. CONCLUSION: Our findings provide preliminary evidence that preventative measures designed to target..View full abstract
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This work was supported by grants from the Colonial Foundation, the National Health and Medical Research Council Australia (Programme Grant 350241), and the Australian Research Council (Discovery Grant DP0878136). This study was completed as part of Francis Puccio's PhD at the University of Melbourne, Australia.