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Assessing childhood maltreatment and mental health correlates of disordered eating profiles in a nationally representative sample of English females

Armour, Cherie, Műllerová, Jana, Fletcher, Shelley, Lagdon, Susan, Burns, Carol Rhonda, Robinson, Martin and Robinson, Jake (2015) Assessing childhood maltreatment and mental health correlates of disordered eating profiles in a nationally representative sample of English females. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 1 . [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00127-015-1154-7

DOI: doi:10.1007/s00127-015-1154-7

Abstract

PurposePrevious research suggests that childhood maltreatment is associated with the onset of eating disorders (ED). In turn, EDs are associated with alternative psychopathologies such as depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and with suicidality. Moreover, it has been reported that various ED profiles may exist. The aim of the current study was to examine the profiles of disordered eating and the associations of these with childhood maltreatment and with mental health psychopathology.MethodsThe current study utilised a representative sample of English females (N = 4206) and assessed for the presence of disordered eating profiles using Latent Class Analysis. Multinomial logistic regression was implemented to examine the associations of childhood sexual and physical abuse with the disordered eating profiles and the associations of these with PTSD, depression and suicidality.ResultsResults supported those of previous findings in that we found five latent classes of which three were regarded as disordered eating classes. Significant relationships were found between these and measures of childhood trauma and mental health outcomes.ConclusionsChildhood sexual and physical abuse increased the likelihood of membership in disordered eating classes and these in turn increased the likelihood of adverse mental health and suicidal outcomes.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Eating disorders, Childhood trauma, PTSD, Depression, Suicide
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute > Population Health Sciences and Mental Health Services
Psychology Research Institute
ID Code:33142
Deposited By: Prof Cherie Armour
Deposited On:08 Mar 2016 16:30
Last Modified:20 Feb 2018 10:09

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