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Mental health literacy and eating-disordered behavior: Beliefs of adolescent girls concerning the treatment of and treatment-seeking for bulimia nervosa

Mond, Jonathan; Marks, P; Hay, Phillipa J; Kelly, Claire M; Owen, Cathy; Paxton, Susan; Rodgers, Bryan


This research examined the "mental health literacy" of adolescents concerning eating-disordered behavior. A vignette describing a fictional 16-year old female meeting diagnostic criteria for bulimia nervosa was presented to 522 female high school students, followed by a series of questions concerning treatment of and treatment-seeking for the problem described. Results indicated that primary care practitioners, mothers and close female friends were most highly regarded as potential sources of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
DOI: 10.1007/s10964-006-9087-9


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