Teasing, disordered eating behaviors, and psychological morbidities among overweight adolescents.

@article{Libbey2008TeasingDE,
  title={Teasing, disordered eating behaviors, and psychological morbidities among overweight adolescents.},
  author={Heather P Libbey and Mary T Story and Dianne R Neumark-Sztainer and Kerri N. Boutelle},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2008},
  volume={16 Suppl 2},
  pages={S24-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess whether weight-related teasing is associated with weight control behaviors, disordered eating thoughts and behaviors, and psychological comorbidities in overweight adolescents. METHODS AND PROCEDURES A sample of 46 male and 84 female adolescents completed a survey assessing teasing frequency, sources of teasing (peers and family), weight control behaviors, disordered eating thoughts and behaviors, depression, anxiety, anger, and self-esteem. RESULTS Frequent teasing by… CONTINUE READING
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