publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

'The body is a battleground for unwanted and unexpressed emotions': exploring eating disorders and the role of emotional intelligence.

Foye, Una; Hazlett, Diane E.; Irving, Pauline;
Open Access
  • Published: 20 Sep 2018 Journal: Eating Disorders, volume 27, pages 321-342 (issn: 1064-0266, eissn: 1532-530X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Emotional difficulties have been observed in individuals with eating disorders across awide range of studies, including poor interoceptive awareness, confusion of emotionalstates and difficulties with emotional language. Literature has linked these difficultieswith emotional functioning as being an important factor related to the core aetiology ofeating disorders, however limited knowledge exists to how this impacts on professionalability to engage patients within treatment as a result of such dysfunction. Using aqualitative design this paper explores how facets of Emotional intelligence (EI) arerelated to the experience of an eating disorder. The study sampled ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health, General Medicine, Emotional intelligence, Eating disorders, medicine.disease, medicine, Emotional expression, Confusion, medicine.symptom, Emotional regulation, Psychology, Emotional functioning, Anorexia, BF, RC
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