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What prevents young adults from seeking help? Barriers toward help-seeking for eating disorder symptomatology

Ali, Kathina; Fassnacht, Daniel; Farrer, Louise; Rieger, Elizabeth; Feldhege, Johannes; Moessner, Markus; Griffiths, Kathleen; Bauer, Stephanie


Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate help-seeking attitudes, intentions, and behaviors, and to systematically explore perceived barriers to help-seeking for eating, weight, or shape concerns among young adults. Differences in perceived barriers as a function of type of eating disorder symptomatology were also examined. Method: Data were collected using an online survey among individuals (aged 18-25 years) in Australia. Overall, 291 young adults with varying levels of eating...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Eating Disorders
DOI: 10.1002/eat.23266


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