Psychological Assessment of the Eating Disorders

Drew A. Anderson and Andrea D. Murray

in The Oxford Handbook of Eating Disorders

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780195373622
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Psychological Assessment of the Eating Disorders


The purpose of this chapter is to describe a process, based on a functional approach, that will help assessors to develop assessments for eating disorders and eating-related problems. This approach takes into account both theoretical and practical concerns, and allows assessors to individualize their assessments depending on their particular needs. This process starts with broad considerations about the context in which the assessment is to be given and ends with the choice of specific instruments to be used.

Keywords: assessment; behavioral assessment; eating disorders; functional; interview; self-report

Article.  7460 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Clinical Psychology

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