The role of interpersonal functioning in the maintenance of eating psychopathology: a systematic review and testable model

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

View graph of relations Save citation

Open

Authors

Abstract

This review aims to systematically evaluate the empirical literature relating to the interpersonal functioning of those with eating disorder psychopathology and presents a preliminary model to help the formulation of patients' problems. Following a thorough literature search, 35 papers were included in this systematic review. The vast majority of studies indicate a strong association between eating psychopathology and certain maladaptive personality traits. The origins of social anxiety and poor social support that have been described as maintaining eating disorders appear to differ according to diagnostic groups. Interpersonal difficulties in people with restrictive behaviors such as anorexia appear to be related to the avoidance of expressing feelings to others and to giving priority to other people's feeling over their own. While interpersonal difficulties in patients with bulimia nervosa appear to be more related to interpersonal distrust and negative interaction and conflict with others. These concepts are presented in a preliminary model of interpersonal functioning in the eating disorders.

Documents

  • Role of interpersonal functioning in the maintenance of eating psychopathology

    Rights statement: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Clinical psychology review. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Arcelus, J, Haslam, M, Farrow, C & Meyer, C, 'The role of interpersonal functioning in the maintenance of eating psychopathology: A systematic review and testable model' Clinical psychology review, vol. 33, no. 1 (2013) DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2012.10.009

    Accepted author manuscript, 309 KB, PDF-document

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-167
Number of pages12
JournalClinical Psychology Review
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2013

Bibliographic note

NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Clinical psychology review. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Arcelus, J, Haslam, M, Farrow, C & Meyer, C, 'The role of interpersonal functioning in the maintenance of eating psychopathology: A systematic review and testable model' Clinical psychology review, vol. 33, no. 1 (2013) DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2012.10.009

    Keywords

  • review, eating disorder, interpersonal functioning, anorexia, bulimia

Download statistics

No data available

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research

Copy the text from this field...