Date of Award
Union College Only
Bachelor of Science
eating, disorders, addictions, addictive, agree
The purpose of this study was to gain further insight on perceptions of eating disorders in relation to addictions. The extent of participants’ beliefs in the disease model and free-will model of addictions and eating disorders were substantially correlated. Furthermore, they tended to agree with the view that eating disorders are essentially a form of addictive disorders. Women, participants who had been diagnosed with an eating disorder and highly agreeable individuals held to the view of eating disorders as addictive diseases. Those showing eating disorder symptoms were less likely to agree that eating disorders are addictions, suggesting they may be in denial. These results are discussed in light of the literature on perceptions of eating disorders and possible implications for treatment.
Pulley, Brittney C., "Perceptions of eating disorders in relation to addiction" (2008). Honors Theses. 1489.