On the relationship between child abuse and eating pathology

Brooke, Leah 2009, On the relationship between child abuse and eating pathology, D.Psych.(Forensic) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.

Title On the relationship between child abuse and eating pathology
Alternative title Applying neurobiological theories of trauma to adults
Author Brooke, Leah
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Psych.(Forensic)
Date submitted 2009
Keyword(s) Eating disorders - Etiology
Adult child abuse victims - Psychological aspects
Adult child abuse victims - Mental health
Psychic trauma
Summary The thesis examined variables that could potentially mediate the relationship between child abuse and eating pathology. The relationship was found to be intricate and multi-faceted with important gender differences. The most novel finding was that drive for muscularity was significantly associated with child abuse in males and in females. The portfolio presents four adult case studies, each with different experiences of child abuse. It aims to examine if the core tenets of neurobiological theory of trauma can be useful to understand the lasting effects of child abuse on adult functioning.
Notes Degree conferred 2010.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 616.8526071
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30030510

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