Eating Disorders

  • Risa J. Stein
  • Shani Stewart
  • G. Ken Goodrick
  • Walker S. C. Poston
  • John P. Foreyt


Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder (BED) all involve observable eating, and often purging, behaviors. However, in order to develop a complete conceptual picture of each disorder, additional sociocultural, behavioral, cognitive, and emotional processes must be considered. To complicate matters, altered physiological functioning may result from as well as cause emotional and cognitive dysfunction. Thus, although interviewers will want to uncover diagnostic criteria, they should keep in mind the dynamics of the disorder so that the behavioral, cognitive, affective, and social. manifestations can be put into a conceptual whole.


Anorexia Nervosa Eating Disorder Binge Eating Body Dissatisfaction Bulimia Nervosa 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Risa J. Stein
    • 1
  • Shani Stewart
    • 2
  • G. Ken Goodrick
    • 3
  • Walker S. C. Poston
    • 2
  • John P. Foreyt
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyRockhurst UniversityKansas CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Missouri-Kansas CityKansas CityUSA
  3. 3.Department of Family and Community MedicineBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  4. 4.Nutrition Research ClinicBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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