Chapter 13. Culture and Eating Disorders

  1. Sussie Eshun BA, MA, PhD psychologist Professor teacher researcher member3 and
  2. Dr Regan A. R. Gurung BA, PhD Chair Professor Research fellow4
  1. Megan A. Markey Hood doctoral1,
  2. Jillon S. Vander Wal PhD Assistant Professor clinical psychologist2 and
  3. Judith L. Gibbons PhD Professor psychologist former president Vice President2

Published Online: 5 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305807.ch13

Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice

Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice

How to Cite

Hood, M. A. M., Vander Wal, J. S. and Gibbons, J. L. (2009) Culture and Eating Disorders, in Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice (eds S. Eshun and R. A. R. Gurung), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305807.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 3

    East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania, USA

  2. 4

    University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Psychological Resident at Rush, Chicago, USA

  2. 2

    Saint Louis University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169837

Online ISBN: 9781444305807

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Keywords:

  • culture and eating disorders;
  • eating disorders as culture-bound syndromes;
  • eating behaviors;
  • cultures and ethnic groups - preferences regarding weight and shape varying;
  • dual pathway model of bulimic symptomatology;
  • cultures in transition;
  • eating disorders - cross-cultural assessment;
  • cultural-level risk factor assessment;
  • cross-cultural treatment of eating disorders;
  • psychotherapy adaptation and modification framework (PAMF)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Defining Eating Disorders

  • Eating Disorders as Culture-Bound Syndromes

  • Cultures in Transition

  • Cross-Cultural Assessment of Eating Disorders

  • Cross-Cultural Treatment of Eating Disorders

  • Recommendations for Future Research

  • Conclusions

  • References