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Disorderd eating

Johann F Kinzl
Obesity is a heterogeneous condition with multifactorial genesis (genetic predisposition, life-style, psychosocial situation), but there is a relatively homogeneous negative stereotype of obese individuals, because overweight and obesity are seen as self-inflicted disorders caused by physical inactivity and disorderd eating behavior. Obese individuals are confronted with far-reaching stigmatization and discrimination. Typical stereotypes are laziness, unattractiveness, work refusal. This negative image by the environment contributes to negative self-awareness and self-stigmatization, accompanied by a poor self-esteem and feelings of poor self-control and reduced self-efficacy, resulting in poor constructive coping strategies for overweight reduction...
March 2016: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
Svenja Kräling, Stefanie Losekam, Benjamin Götzky, Winfried Rief, Anja Hilbert
Children and adolescents, especially those of higher weight, often suffer from perceived weight-related discrimination. Goal of the present study is to examine the association between weight-related teasing and eating disorder as well as general psychopathology in a sample of 367 normal- and overweight students with and without migration background. Results show that youth with and without migration background did not differ in frequency of weight-related teasing-experiences. Frequently teased youth reported increased psychopathology, independent of migration background...
September 2010: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
B R Carruth, J D Skinner
PURPOSE: To compare whole-body, lumbar, total spine, and pelvis bone mineral density (BMD), body mass index (BMI), body composition, energy expenditure for physical activity, and dietary intake of adolescents, aged 16-22 years. METHODS: Three study groups included 25 girls with histories of eating disorderd, 25 girls with no histories of eating diso rders who exercised < or = 7 hours/week, and 15 girls with no history of eating disorders who exercised > 7 hours/week...
May 2000: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
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