Vulnerabilities of Sexual Abuse in Developing Eating Disorders

CRCF Members in this Project: Delphine Collin-Vézina
 
 
Principal Investigator: Delphine Collin-Vézina
Funding Source: McGill Start-up Fund
Period: 2007–2008
 

This study investigated the relationship between child sexual abuse and eating disorders. While sexual abuse antecedents can influence the emergence of this problem, not all sexual abuse victims develop eating disorders and not all people suffering from eating disorders have a history of sexual abuse. In the midst of this still controversial issue, with some evidence pointing to a weak relation between those two factors, the principal investigator has conducted a thorough literature review to present the current state of data. The conclusion of her work is a book chapter to be published in an edited book on sexual abuse.