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Binge Eating May Signal Anxiety, Depression & Suicide Risk

(7/29/2013)

Binge Eating May Signal Anxiety, Depression & Suicide Risk
Psych Central
July 23, 2013

A new study of African-American girls finds that body dissatisfaction can lead to symptoms of anxiety and depression, and an increased risk for suicide.  Dr. Rashelle Musci and colleagues from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University found that mood disorders and a dissatisfied body image placed the girls at higher risk for turning their emotions inward — displaying “internalizing” symptoms such as suicide.  The authors conclude: “The relationships found in this study offer prevention scientists a unique opportunity to target individuals at high risk of psychiatric problems by intervening in the case of binge eating problems.

View the full article here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/07/23/binge-eating-may-signal-anxiety-depression-suicide-risk/57513.html


Keywords: binge, eating, anxiety, depression, suicide, risk



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