Uncontrollable behavior or mental illness? Exploring constructions of bulimia using Q methodology

@inproceedings{Churruca2014UncontrollableBO,
  title={Uncontrollable behavior or mental illness? Exploring constructions of bulimia using Q methodology},
  author={Kate Churruca and Janette Perz and Jane M Ussher},
  booktitle={Journal of eating disorders},
  year={2014}
}
BackgroundIn medical and psychological literature bulimia is commonly described as a mental illness. However, from a social constructionist perspective the meaning of bulimia will always be socially and historically situated and multiple. Thus, there is always the possibility for other understandings or constructions of bulimia to circulate in our culture, with each having distinct real-world implications for those engaging in bulimic behaviors; for instance, they might potentially influence… CONTINUE READING
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