Shame, pride and eating disorders
Article first published online: 28 JUL 2009
Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
Special Issue: EATING DISORDERS AND EMOTIONS
Volume 16, Issue 4, pages 303–316, July/August 2009
How to Cite
Goss, K. and Allan, S. (2009), Shame, pride and eating disorders. Clin. Psychol. Psychother., 16: 303–316. doi: 10.1002/cpp.627
- Issue published online: 28 JUL 2009
- Article first published online: 28 JUL 2009
- Eating Disorders;
- Coping Strategies
This paper explores shame and shame-based responses in eating disorders. Research linking shame with eating disorders and the possible role of shame and pride in the onset and maintenance of eating disorders is reviewed. The experience of shame is likely to be complex, dynamic and variable. However, the key to identifying shame is often via the various coping strategies adopted, which in turn may form part of a maintenance cycle for eating disorder beliefs and behaviours. An outline model of shame and pride cycles in the main-tenance of eating disorders is presented with clinical implications. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Key Practitioner Message:
Shame and pride need to be addressed in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders.