A qualitative study of the experience of caring for a person with bulimia nervosa. Part 1: The emotional impact of caring.

@article{Perkins2004AQS,
  title={A qualitative study of the experience of caring for a person with bulimia nervosa. Part 1: The emotional impact of caring.},
  author={Sarah Jane Perkins and Suzanne Winn and Joanna Murray and Rebecca Murphy and Ulrike Schmidt},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  year={2004},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={256-68}
}
OBJECTIVE Family carers of individuals with mental disorders have been found to experience mental health difficulties of their own. There has been little research into the impact of caring for individuals with eating disorders. A preliminary study found that carers of individuals with anorexia nervosa experience more difficulties and distress than carers of people with psychoses (Treasure et al., [2001]. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 36, 343-347). This is the first study to… CONTINUE READING

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