Emotional Dysregulation, Disordered Eating, and Self-harm: Associations and Mediating Pathways

In this podcast from the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH), SASH researchers Dr Naomi Warne and Dr Helen Bould talk about their research on disordered eating and self-harm.

Discussion points include;

  • The comorbidity between disordered eating, self-harm, and also emotional dysregulation
  • The three potential mediators of the association between emotional dysregulation and subsequent disordered eating and self-harm.
  • The relevance of social cognition and experiences of being bullied as potential mediators
  • How mediating pathways appear to differ by sex and outcomes
  • Suggestions for interventions based on potential useful targets for the prevention and treatment of disordered eating and self-harm
  • Advice for Child and Adolescent Mental Health professionals and policy makers.