Parental bonding and eating disorders: a systematic review

Tetley, A, Moghaddam, NG, Dawson, DL and Rennoldson, M ORCID: 0000-0002-7131-8740, 2014. Parental bonding and eating disorders: a systematic review. Eating Behaviors, 15 (1), pp. 49-59. ISSN 1471-0153


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Objective: This article systematically reviews studies of parental bonding in people with eating disorders.
Method: MEDLINE, PsychINFO, EMBASE and CINAHL were searched to identify studies that compared parental bonding in people diagnosed with an eating disorder relative to non-clinical controls.
Results: Twenty-four studies were identified. Women with eating disorders typically reported lower parental care and higher parental protection compared to non-clinical, but not psychiatric, controls. Interestingly, these relationships were mediated by avoidant problem solving style and several schemas from the Young Schema Questionnaire (YSQ1).
Discussion: While there are methodological limitations associated with the reviewed studies, they do offer some support for the proposal that difficulties in parent-child relationships predispose women to eating disorders and other psychiatric diagnoses.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Eating Behaviors
Creators: Tetley, A., Moghaddam, N.G., Dawson, D.L. and Rennoldson, M.
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Place of Publication: Oxford
Date: 2014
Volume: 15
Number: 1
ISSN: 1471-0153
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 28 Oct 2015 10:34
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:56

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