Exploring pyschological distress in carers eating disorders

DClinPsych Thesis


Fox, P. 2020. Exploring pyschological distress in carers eating disorders . DClinPsych Thesis Canterbury Christ Church University Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology
AuthorsFox, P.
TypeDClinPsych Thesis
Qualification nameDoctor of Clinical Psychology
Abstract

Section A
This is a systematic literature review of empirical research investigating the effectiveness of interventions on reducing psychological distress in carers of people with eating disorders. The review summarises and evaluates twenty-two studies. Methodological issues are considered, and clinical and research implications are discussed.

Section B
This is a cross-sectional survey of parents of people with eating disorders. It explores the relationships between depressed mood, entrapment, guilt, shame, self-criticism, selfcompassion and submissive compassion using correlation and mediation analyses. There were several findings: first, entrapment and self-criticism were found to be mediators between the relationship of shame and depressed mood. Second, self-compassion appeared to reduce the experience of depressed mood through its effect on shame and entrapment. Third, self-compassion also appeared to reduce the experience of depressed mood through its effect on self-criticism. Clinical and theoretical implications, methodological limitations and suggestions for further research are discussed.

Section C
Includes all the appendices from the research.

KeywordsLiterature review ; Carers ; Eating disorders
Year2020
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Deposited28 Sep 2020
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