Journal article

Eating disorders "mental health literacy": a scoping review

Bianca Bullivant, Suzie Rhydderch, Scott Griffiths, Deborah Mitchison, Jonathan M Mond

Journal of Mental Health | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background: While it is apparent that much has been learned about "mental health literacy" (MHL) relating to certain mental health problems, such as depression, in recent years, what has been learned about MHL relating to eating disorders (ED-MHL) is unclear.Aims: A scoping review was conducted to inform the current state of knowledge in this field.Methods: A systematic search of relevant literature published between 1997 and 2017 was followed by a narrative synthesis of the findings.Results: The number of eligible studies increased from 32 in 1997-2001 to 98 in 2012-2017 (total = 264). Most studies originated from North America or Europe, recruited individuals with EDs receiving treatment o..

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