Subclinical eating disorders in adolescent women: A test of the continuity hypothesis and its psychological correlates

Debra L. Franko, Mika Omori

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Abstract

Subclinical eating disorders are common in adolescent women. In this study the severity of disturbed eating and its psychological correlates were examined in 207 college freshmen. The results indicated that 9% fell into the probable bulimic or dieter at-risk categories, 23% were classified as intensive dieters, 17% as casual dieters, and over half (51%) of the sample was classified as non-dieters. Depression, dysfunctional thinking, and disturbed eating attitudes were found to correlate with the severity of eating pathology. Support was found for the continuity hypothesis of eating disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-396
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Adolescence
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jun
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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