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Adolescents' perception of the severity of binge eating disorder: a population-based study

Anderson, Rebecca; Gratwick-Sarll, Kassandra; Bentley, Caroline; Harrison, Carmel; Mond, Jonathan


Background: Binge eating disorder (BED) is relatively common in young people and is associated with marked impairment in physical and mental health. Aims: We examined perceptions of the severity of BED in a population-based sample of adolescents. Methods: Male (n = 531) and female (n = 1135) adolescents recruited from 12 Australian schools completed a survey that featured a vignette of a fictional female school student suffering from BED followed by a series of questions addressing perceptions...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Mental Health
DOI: 10.3109/09638237.2015.1057329


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