Invalidating childhood environments in anorexia and bulimia nervosa
Anestis, Selby, Fink and Joiner (2007) found individuals with distress tolerance deficiencies obtained greater scores on the bulimic aspect of the eating disorder inventory (EDI) scale.
Distress tolerance reflects how manageable or unmanageable negative affect is perceived to be. The multifaceted role of distress tolerance in dysregulated eating behaviours.
Both strategies arguably arise when an individual is unable to modulate extreme emotional experiences.
While there has been a large amount of research conducted exploring the risk factors for developing anorexia and bulimia, further exploration is required to obtain a more detailed and thorough understanding. A larger version of the study is currently being conducted as part of Natalie’s PHD program. Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed).
asserting poor body esteem predicted poor global self-esteem.