Priority 7 from the Eating Disorders (Netherlands) PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Are there specific risk factors for the development of an eating disorder, and if so, how can prevention target these? (JLA PSP Priority 7)
Overall ranking 7
JLA question ID 0039/7
Explanatory note The identification of risk factors in prospective longitudinal studies will provide clues for the development of prevention programs. More studies are needed to establish a robust set of risk factors.

Culbert, K. M., Racine, S. E., & Klump, K. L. (2015). Research Review: What we have learned about the causes of eating disorders - a synthesis of sociocultural, psychological, and biological research. J Child Psychol Psychiatr Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 56(11), 1141-1164. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12441  

Stice, E., Becker, C. B., & Yokum, S. (2013). Eating disorder prevention: Current evidence-base and future directions. Int. J. Eat. Disord. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 46(5), 478-485. doi:10.1002/eat.22105

Health Research Classification System category Mental Health
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples A) Which personality traits and factors affect the development of an eating disorders and to what extent? B) Who is more likely to develop an eating disorder?
Submitted by Clinician x 8, Patients x 18, Carer x 4
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0039
PSP name Eating Disorders (Netherlands)
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP 77  
Date of priority setting workshop 3 June 2016