Associations between stressful life events and disordered eating behaviors were examined in 1708 older adolescents. Stressful life events were positively associated with extreme weight control behaviors and binge eating in both male and female respondents, emphasizing the importance of screening for disordered eating behaviors among adolescents who report experiencing stressful life events.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This study was supported by Grant R40 MC 00319-02 (to D.N.-S.) from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Title V, Social Security Act), Health Resources and Service Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The first author was funded by Grant 1-T71-MC00025-01 from the Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Fellowship Training Program, University of Minnesota (Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services).
- Binge eating
- Eating behaviors
- Eating disorder
- Life events
- Negative affect
- Weight control