The role of overweight perception and depressive symptoms in child and adolescent unhealthy weight control behaviors: a mediation model.

@article{Armstrong2014TheRO,
  title={The role of overweight perception and depressive symptoms in child and adolescent unhealthy weight control behaviors: a mediation model.},
  author={Bridget Armstrong and Sarah C Westen and David M. Janicke},
  journal={Journal of pediatric psychology},
  year={2014},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={
          340-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Children who are overweight or obese are at risk for depression and development of unhealthy weight control behaviors (UWCBs), including using diet pills, purging, or fasting. Explications of pathways leading to UWCBs are needed to prevent the associated negative health outcomes. METHODS Participants were 106 children/adolescents 8-17 years of age at a pediatric clinic. Measures included child body mass index, the Child Depression Inventory-Short Form, and questionnaires assessing… CONTINUE READING
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