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Scholars Day: April 11, 2012

Eating Disorders and Their Affect on Interpersonal Difficulties

Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa are two major types of eating disorders. The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between eating disorders and interpersonal problems, or difficulties in relating with others. In this review of the literature, attachment styles, a maintenance model for continuance of Anorexia Nervosa, and a cognitive-behavioral model for the cycle of Bulimia Nervosa will be examined. Each of these factors will be reviewed as to how they promote the continuation of the eating disorders. In addition, these factors will be discussed as to how they affect those diagnosed with eating disorders relationships with others. Implications of this material for the development of more effective treatments for eating disorders will also be considered.

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Presenter: Katheryn Laporta (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Psychology
Location: 104 Edwards
Time: 9 am Session I