Minority Stress, Body Shame, and Binge Eating Among Lesbian Women

  title={Minority Stress, Body Shame, and Binge Eating Among Lesbian Women},
  author={Tyler B. Mason and Robin J. Lewis},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  pages={428 - 440}
Minority stress, which includes discrimination as well as internalized negative attitudes, is an important factor associated with maladaptive health behaviors such as binge eating among sexual minority individuals. In addition, body shame and social anxiety are robust predictors of binge eating. We examined social anxiety and body shame as sequential mediators of the association between minority stress and binge eating among young adult lesbian women. We hypothesized that social anxiety would… 

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