Journal article

Fear of negative evaluation among eating disorders: Examining the association with weight/shape concerns in adolescence

Nora Trompeter, Kay Bussey, Phillipa Hay, Scott Griffiths, Stuart B Murray, Jonathan Mond, Alexandra Lonergan, Kathleen M Pike, Deborah Mitchison

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Fear of negative evaluation has been proposed as a transdiagnostic factor associated with the development of eating disorders and has been shown to relate to disorders of body image, especially those with weight/shape concerns such as eating disorders and muscle dysmorphia. The current study aimed to investigate whether fear of negative evaluation was a transdiagnostic factor of disorders diagnostically characterized by weight/shape concerns. The study examined whether fear of negative evaluation was associated with higher odds for meeting criteria for an eating disorder and/or muscle dysmorphia, especially those disorders diagnostically characterized by weight/shape concerns. MET..

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