Prevention of eating disorders and obesity via the internet

Marion F. Zabinski, Angela A. Celio, Denise E. Wilfley, C. Barr Taylor

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Abstract

Internet technology has been expanding rapidly and has had a dramatic impact on how people communicate, learn and share information. This article presents applications of internet technology to the psychological domain, particularly in the prevention and treatment of eating disorders and obesity. Information regarding advantages and disadvantages of computerized interventions are discussed and several examples of randomized controlled trials with this technology are presented. The studies presented are not meant to be comprehensive of psychological interventions in general, but are examples of computerized applications from the eating disorder and obesity literatures. Ethical considerations and areas for future direction are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-150
Number of pages14
JournalCognitive Behaviour Therapy
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 17 2003

Keywords

  • Body image
  • Chatroom
  • Eating disorders
  • Interactive computer program
  • Internet
  • Prevention

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