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Emotion regulation and disordered eating

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In progress


Hugo Hesser

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There is a clear link between eating disorders and emotion regulation difficulties, but at present it is unclear how this information can be used to assess, classify and treat individuals with eating disorders.

The purpose of this project is threefold: 1) to investigate the possibility of developing an alternative way of classifying individuals with eating disorders based on emotion regulation difficulties; 2) study the relationships between emotion regulation, intolerance to inner experiences and eating behaviour in individuals using repeated measurements over time; and c) test a new complementary treatment with a focus on emotion regulation for eating disorders. Data from national eating disorder registers, intensive measurements over time and experimental, clinical trials will be used in the project.

Research principal: Linköping University


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