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Eating disorders in adolescence--Prevention;


The primary purpose of this paper is to provide an extensive review of the literature and research related to anorexia nervosa, and to emphasize the importance of prevention programs in school settings and the role of school psychologists in the prevention and intervention process. Chapter two of this paper covers anorexia nervosa and the theories regarding its etiology, complications, co-morbidities, risk factors, and treatment. Because anorexia nervosa is a disorder which most frequently begins during adolescence, chapter three addresses the specific factors of adolescence that can lead to eating disorders.

Throughout the paper, there is an emphasis on the lack of prevention programs in place currently, particularly in schools. It is felt by countless researchers that prevention efforts should be increased, especially in school settings. Prevention programs that have been found effective are reviewed in chapter four of this paper. Chapter five concludes the paper with a discussion of the relevance and implications to the field of school psychology.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Radhi H. Al-Mabuk


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