Sexual abuse and eating disorders: Clinical cases

E. Molinari, M. Selvini, F. Lenzini

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The aim of this analysis of five clinical cases is to show how an experience of sexual abuse can contribute towards increasing individual vulnerability and become one of several factors that come together to aggravate and complicate the symptoms characterising eating disorders. It is also intended to enhance the importance of a "multifactorial" model for approaching this kind of psychopathology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-262
Number of pages10
JournalEating and Weight Disorders
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003


  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Eating disorders
  • Sexual abuse
  • Systemic therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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