Attitudes of medical professionals towards patients with eating disorders
Fleming, J., Szmukler, G. (1992.) Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; 26,3:436-443
352 hospital healthcare providers completed a questionnaire. Patients with eating disorders were seen as responsible for their illness and less liked than patients with schizophrenia. Read abstract here.
Gowers SG, Shore A. (1999). International Journal Clinical Practice; 53(5):386-8.
This review explores how the public and healthcare providers stigmatize people with eating disorders, and how this impedes treatment. The authors also explore strategies to reduce stigma to support this population. Read abstract here.
A comparison of stigma toward eating disorders versus depression
Roehrig, JP, and McLean, CP. (2010). International Journal of Eating Disorders, 43, 7: 671–674.
The researchers had participants compare three vignettes about anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and depression. They found that the stigma was greater to people with eating disorders compared to depression. Read abstract here.
Stigmatizing attitudes towards individuals with anorexia nervosa: an investigation of attribution theory.
Zwickert, K., & Rieger, E. (2013). Journal of Eating Disorders, 1(1), 5.
This study contributes to the small body of research examining stigmatizing attitudes held towards individuals with Anorexia Nervosa. Evidence suggests that these attitudes may be even stronger than those held towards obese individuals. Read article here.