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Eat Disord. 2015;23(4):377-86. doi: 10.1080/10640266.2015.1044352. Epub 2015 May 26.

Parent Coaching Model for Adolescents With Emotional Eating.

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a Department of Pediatrics and Psychiatry , University of California , San Diego , California , USA.


A significant proportion of both healthy and treatment-seeking youth report eating for emotional reasons. Emotional eating (EE) is associated with medical and psychological sequelae including overeating and eating disorder symptoms. Youth with EE are thought to have a predisposition toward a high level of emotional sensitivity, with a tendency to experience emotions intensely, and for a long duration. Interventions are needed to address emotion dysregulation associated with EE. Parent-focused interventions that emphasize training parents to respond to emotion dysregulation in their children have the potential to reduce the incidence of EE. This article describes an emotion-focused parent training intervention for youth who engage in EE.

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