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What is the role of emotional sensitivity, family and peer characteristics in eating disorders?

Individuals with eating disorders often struggle to manage and regulate their emotions. There is some evidence to suggest that they may be more sensitive to the emotions of others, particularly the negative emotions of others. However, there is a lack of research considering how this emotional sensitivity amongst individuals with a diagnosis of an eating disorder may be related to family and peer characteristics and relationships.

This study considers how emotional sensitivity and social factors may be related to the presence of an eating disorder in adult women with a diagnosis of an eating disorder. Participation in this study will involve completing some online questionnaires.


We are looking for:

  • Females
  • Over the age of 18
  • With a diagnosed eating disorder


  • Online/home-based


All participants will have the opportunity to leave their contact details at the end of the study to be entered into a prize draw and have the chance to win one of two Amazon shopping vouchers.

Contact information:

For further information please visit the study's website here.

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