Effectiveness of emotion-focused group therapy on social anxiety and emotion-regulation in women with eating disorders


Effectiveness of emotion-focused group therapy on social anxiety and emotion-regulation in women with eating disorders

Eating disorders are a common psychiatric problem in adolescent girls and young women who are identified by chronicity and recurrence components. The symptoms of eating disorders are first beginning with mild states such as disorder in attitudes toward eating and become clinically severe and almost irreversible. Therefore, it is important to recognize the people at risk and to identify the factors creating these disorders. Eating disorders in the future increase the risk of obesity, depression disorders, suicide attempts, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and health problems. Researches have shown that eating disorders, especially nervous overeating, endanger the general health of adolescents. Some studies have shown that eating disorders are often associated with some psychological disorders such as depression; anxiety disorders, low selfesteem and drug abuse, and their medical consequences can eventually lead to death. Many epidemiological and clinical studies have shown that most people with symptoms of eating disorder are afflicted with one or more anxiety disorder. Anxiety is background and the main factor of eating disorders. Concern about negative evaluation of others is used as the first feature of social anxiety. In fact, social anxiety and eating disorder are common disorders that may occur simultaneously. Depression, anxiety and bipolar disorders are commonly occurred with mental anorexia, bulimia nervosa, and bulimia nervosa disorder. A number of people with anorexia nervosa report anxiety or symptoms before they start eating disorder. In people with bulimia nervosa, signs of anxiety are often improved after an overnight treatment. Another variable in the research is emotion regulation (Emotion Regulation). In the research it has been shown that bulimia disorder may be the result of maladaptive emotional regulation to prevent distressing thoughts or unstable and unpleasant emotional states. People who are having trouble in expressing and experiencing their own excitement are also in difficulty in controlling the amount of food they eat, and factors such as severe irritation towards food, a tendency to be obese and avoid problems can cause their bulimia.

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