Eating disorders and the regulation of emotion: Functional models for anorexia and bulimia nervosa.

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  • Author(s): McCurdy, Danyale P.. U Kansas, US
  • Source:
    Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, Vol 72(2-B), 2011. pp. 1169.
  • Publisher:
    US : ProQuest Information & Learning
  • Language:
    English
  • Document Type:
    Dissertation
  • Publication Type:
    Dissertation Abstract
  • Additional Information
    • Physical Description:
      1
    • Other Journal Titles:
      Dissertation Abstracts International
    • ISSN:
      0419-4217 (Print)
    • ISBN:
      978-1-124-39611-8
    • Keywords:
      eating disorders, emotional regulation, anorexia, bulimia nervosa
    • Abstract:
      Different types of eating disorders may be better described and understood in terms of their specific behaviors and the emotion regulatory function these behaviors serve. Individuals may influence their affective states by upregulating or downregulating different emotions. Evidence characterizing eating disordered behavior according to this theory is discussed based on personality research, comorbidity, affect intensity, and neurobiology. An original emotion regulation theory of eating disorders is proposed. This theory centers on individuals' affect intensity and their emotion regulation strategies. Eating disorders are conceptualized by their behavioral components, not by their diagnostic category. Individuals with anorexia nervosa-restricting type (restrictors) were compared to individuals with bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa-binge/purge type (binge-purgers). Restrictors were posited to be low in affect intensity, or emotionally constricted. In contrast, binge-purgers were posited to be high in affect intensity, or emotionally labile. Food restriction in restrictors was hypothesized to be a method for increasing positive affect and decreasing negative affect. In binge-purgers, binging was seen as a method for reducing negative affect, and purging was seen as a means to increase positive affect and reduce negative affect. Participants were 63 inpatient females with a clinical diagnosis of an eating disorder. Participants were given an assessment battery measuring various indices of eating behavior and emotionality. Overarchingly, it was hypothesized that women classified as restrictors versus binge-purgers would show different patterns of emotional processing. Results of the present study support the theory that affective differences exist between individuals who solely restrict dietary intake and those who also engage in binge-purge behaviors. It appears that affect intensity may be one of the most important differences. Binge-purgers had marginally higher levels of affect intensity than did restrictors. However, affect intensity moderated the emotional outcomes of disordered eating behaviors in both groups. These preliminary analyses support the emotion regulation theory of eating disorders and warrant further investigation. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
    • Dissertation Details:
      UMI Order Number: AAI3433669
      OpenURL: http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&res_dat=xri:pqdiss&rft_dat=xri:pqdiss:3433669
    • Subject Terms:
    • PsycINFO Classification:
      Health & Mental Health Treatment & Prevention (3300)
    • Population:
      Human
      Female
      Inpatient
    • Methodology:
      Empirical Study; Quantitative Study
    • Physical Description:
      Electronic
    • Publication Date:
      20111024
    • Accession Number:
      2011-99160-346
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MCCURDY, D. P. Eating disorders and the regulation of emotion: Functional models for anorexia and bulimia nervosa. 2011. ProQuest Information & Learning, [s. l.], 2011. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2011-99160-346. Acesso em: 19 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      McCurdy DP. Eating disorders and the regulation of emotion: Functional models for anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. 2011;72(2-B):1169. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2011-99160-346. Accessed February 19, 2020.
    • APA:
      McCurdy, D. P. (2011). Eating disorders and the regulation of emotion: Functional models for anorexia and bulimia nervosa [ProQuest Information & Learning]. In Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering (Vol. 72, Issue 2–B, p. 1169).
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      McCurdy, Danyale P. 2011. “Eating Disorders and the Regulation of Emotion: Functional Models for Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa.” Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. ProQuest Information & Learning. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2011-99160-346.
    • Harvard:
      McCurdy, D. P. (2011) Eating disorders and the regulation of emotion: Functional models for anorexia and bulimia nervosa, Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. ProQuest Information & Learning. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2011-99160-346 (Accessed: 19 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      McCurdy, DP 2011, ‘Eating disorders and the regulation of emotion: Functional models for anorexia and bulimia nervosa’, ProQuest Information & Learning, Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, vol. 72, no. 2–B, p. 1169, viewed 19 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      McCurdy, Danyale P. “Eating Disorders and the Regulation of Emotion: Functional Models for Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa.” Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, vol. 72, no. 2–B, ProQuest Information & Learning, 2011, p. 1169. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2011-99160-346.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      McCurdy, Danyale P. “Eating Disorders and the Regulation of Emotion: Functional Models for Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa.” Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. ProQuest Information & Learning, 2011. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2011-99160-346.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      McCurdy DP. Eating disorders and the regulation of emotion: Functional models for anorexia and bulimia nervosa [Internet]. Vol. 72, Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. ProQuest Information & Learning; 2011 [cited 2020 Feb 19]. p. 1169. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2011-99160-346