Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care: Volume 7 Issue 2


Table of contents - Special Issue: Women's mental health, weight and body image

Gynetic organisms: pro-anorexic techno bodies

Geneva Connor, Leigh Coombes

The purpose of this paper is to analyse pro-anorexia from a discursive, metaphorical standpoint in order to enable an understanding of how pro-anorexia functions as political…

Psychopathology in severely obese women from a Canadian bariatric setting

Rachel Strimas, Michelle M. Dionne, Stephanie E. Cassin, Susan Wnuk, Marlene Taube-Schiff, Sanjeev Sockalingam

Evidence suggests high rates of psychiatric disorders in bariatric surgery candidates (e.g. Mitchell et al., 2012), although no rigorous studies have examined the prevalence in a…

The impact of education on weight control beliefs

Michele M. Laliberte, Daniel Balk, Stacey Tweed, Jessica Smith, Amrita Ghai

The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether reading a self-help chapter on the body's regulation of weight can change weight control beliefs, and whether such changes in…

Body image concerns in obese women seeking bariatric surgery

Amrita Ghai, Irena Milosevic, Michele Laliberte, Valerie H. Taylor, Randi E. McCabe

The purpose of this paper is to assess multidimensional body image concerns in a sample of obese women seeking bariatric surgery at an outpatient hospital clinic in Hamilton…



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