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Stigmatizing attitudes and beliefs toward bulimia nervosa

Rodgers, Rachel Florence; Paxton, Susan J.; McLean, Siân A.; Massey, Robin; Mond, Jonathan M.; Hay, Phillipa J.; Rodgers, Bryan


Widely held stigmatizing attitudes and beliefs toward bulimic eating disorders may lead to self-blame and reduced treatment seeking. Knowledge and familiarity with mental disorders may help decrease associated stigma. However, these relationships are not well understood in bulimia nervosa (BN). A community sample of 1828 adults aged 18 to 70 years completed a survey assessing stigmatizing attitudes and beliefs toward BN, knowledge and familiarity with the disorder, as well as levels of eating...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-04
Type: Journal article
Source: The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
DOI: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000275


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