Pro-eating disorder websites: users' opinions.

@article{Csipke2007ProeatingDW,
  title={Pro-eating disorder websites: users' opinions.},
  author={Emese Csipke and Outi Horne},
  journal={European eating disorders review : the journal of the Eating Disorders Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={
          196-206
        }
}
The phenomenon of 'pro-eating disorder' websites remains relatively unexplored by researchers in published formats. Supporters of the sites claim beneficial effects but health professionals worry that the sites propagate disordered behaviours. The present study addressed visitor characteristics and perceived impact of visits. A 24-item questionnaire supplemented with the Eating Attitudes Test-26 (EAT-26) was developed and posted on the website of the UK mental health charity SANE. Participants… CONTINUE READING

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