Title

Maladaptive eating practices as precursors to eating disorders: A method of assessment

Date of this Version

1-1-2013

Document Type

Book Chapter

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Ebenreuter, J., & Hicks, R. H. (2013). Maladaptive eating practices as precursors to eating disorders: A method of assessment. In M. L. Caltabiono & L. A. Ricciardelli (Eds.), Applied Topics in Health Psychology (pp. 278-287). United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.

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© Copyright John Wiley & Sons, 2013

2013 HERDC Submission. FoR code: 170106

ISSN

9781119971931

Abstract

Extract: Maladaptive eating practices develop into eating disorders as defined by the Diagnostic and Sta¬ tistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4tli edn, text revision; DSM-IV-TR; American Psychiatric Association, 2000) in 40% of reported cases. Eating disorders as defined by the DSM-IV-TR are limited to fiilly established eating disorders. Therefore current tests do not capture maladaptive eating practices, or eating disorders in the formative stages. This chapter examines maladaptive eating practices and identifies subdiagnostic indicators relating to cognitive, emotional, and be¬ havioral processes, assessed through the development of a new questionnaire. An eating disorder framework is used to better understand the outcomes of maladaptive eating practices.

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