Assessing childhood maltreatment and mental health correlates of disordered eating profiles in a nationally representative sample of English females

Cherie Armour, Jana Műllerová, Shelley Fletcher, Susan Lagdon, Carol Rhonda Burns, Martin Robinson, Jake Robinson

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PurposePrevious research suggests that childhood maltreatment is associated with the onset of eating disorders (ED). In turn, EDs are associated with alternative psychopathologies such as depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and with suicidality. Moreover, it has been reported that various ED profiles may exist. The aim of the current study was to examine the profiles of disordered eating and the associations of these with childhood maltreatment and with mental health psychopathology.MethodsThe current study utilised a representative sample of English females (N = 4206) and assessed for the presence of disordered eating profiles using Latent Class Analysis. Multinomial logistic regression was implemented to examine the associations of childhood sexual and physical abuse with the disordered eating profiles and the associations of these with PTSD, depression and suicidality.ResultsResults supported those of previous findings in that we found five latent classes of which three were regarded as disordered eating classes. Significant relationships were found between these and measures of childhood trauma and mental health outcomes.ConclusionsChildhood sexual and physical abuse increased the likelihood of membership in disordered eating classes and these in turn increased the likelihood of adverse mental health and suicidal outcomes.
LanguageEnglish
JournalSocial Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
Volume1
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Publication statusPublished - 2015

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  • Eating disorders
  • Childhood trauma
  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Suicide

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