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Body image predictors of depressive symptoms in adolescence

Murray, Kristen; Rieger, Elizabeth; Byrne, Don

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Abstract Introduction Depression rises significantly in adolescence, with females reporting twice the prevalence of males into adulthood. In accordance with cognitive vulnerability theories, eating and weight-related disturbances have been implicated in this increase, but a broader assessment of body image constructs within this framework is needed. Methods The current prospective study examined body importance, body dissatisfaction, and body change strategies to lose weight and increase...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-10-10
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/191426
Source: Journal of Adolescence
DOI: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2018.10.002

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