ERIC Number: EJ375898
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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Determinants of Adolescent Obesity: A Comparison with Anorexia Nervosa.
Brone, Ronald J.; Fisher, Celia B.
Adolescence, v23 n89 p155-69 Spr 1988
Comparison of childhood and adolescent obesity and anorexia nervosa reveals etiological similarities between the two conditions, particularly regarding family interactional patterns. In both cases, family enmeshment and overprotectiveness resulted in a poor sense of identity and effectiveness. Some children, while compliant and dependent in childhood, misuse eating function in asserting independence and gaining control of their lives in adolescence. (Author/KS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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