The relation of anxiety, depression, and stress to binge eating behavior

Diane L. Rosenbaum, Kamila S. White

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This study aimed to extend the literature by examining several psychological factors (i.e. depression, anxiety, and stress) in relation to binge eating. Data were collected via online surveys from a community sample of men and women of diverse backgrounds. The main study hypotheses were supported, indicating a unique relation between anxiety and binge eating, and between stress and binge eating, independent of the impact of depression. Gender differences are discussed. The results of this study suggest a need for a more detailed examination of negative affect in binge eating. Furthermore, the role of anxiety may be important for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)887-898
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 4 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology


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