publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Reflective functioning and attachment in adolescent eating disorders

Siddell, Laurette;
Open Access English
  • Published: 20 Nov 2017
  • Publisher: The University of Edinburgh
  • Country: United Kingdom
Introduction: A systematic review was undertaken to identify any psychological predictors of treatment dropout for individuals diagnosed with an eating disorder, to help inform psychological therapy and reduce attrition. An empirical study was conducted to understand developmental psychological mechanisms at play in the aetiology and maintenance of eating disordered symptomology by assessing reflective functioning and attachment from a trans-diagnostic perspective. Methods: Twenty-one papers were identified through a systematic search of databases using predefined extraction criteria, identifying psychological predictors of treatment dropout in eating disorders....
free text keywords: eating disorders, dropout, reflective functioning, attachment, mentalization
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