Although the association between problematic use of the internet and eating disorders (EDs) in young adults has been previously established, its underlying mechanisms have not been completely clarified. It has been suggested that exposure to idealized very thin and toned body images (e.g., "thinspiration" and "fitspiration" trends) on social media might lead to increased feelings of body dissatisfaction which, in turn, can represent a trigger for EDs. We have tested this hypothesis in a sample (N = 721) of young adults (504 females, mean age: 24.13 ± 3.70 years; range 18-34).

The association between social media addiction and eating disturbances is mediated by muscle dysmorphia-related symptoms. A cross-sectional study in a sample of young adults / Imperatori, Claudio; Panno, Angelo; Carbone, Giuseppe Alessio; Corazza, Ornella; Taddei, Ines; Bernabei, Laura; Massullo, Chiara; Prevete, Elisabeth; Tarsitani, Lorenzo; Pasquini, Massimo; Farina, Benedetto; Biondi, Massimo; Bersani, Francesco Saverio. - In: EATING AND WEIGHT DISORDERS. - ISSN 1590-1262. - (2021), pp. 1-10. [10.1007/s40519-021-01232-2]

The association between social media addiction and eating disturbances is mediated by muscle dysmorphia-related symptoms. A cross-sectional study in a sample of young adults

Corazza, Ornella;Taddei, Ines;Bernabei, Laura;Prevete, Elisabeth;Tarsitani, Lorenzo;Pasquini, Massimo;Biondi, Massimo;Bersani, Francesco Saverio
2021

Abstract

Although the association between problematic use of the internet and eating disorders (EDs) in young adults has been previously established, its underlying mechanisms have not been completely clarified. It has been suggested that exposure to idealized very thin and toned body images (e.g., "thinspiration" and "fitspiration" trends) on social media might lead to increased feelings of body dissatisfaction which, in turn, can represent a trigger for EDs. We have tested this hypothesis in a sample (N = 721) of young adults (504 females, mean age: 24.13 ± 3.70 years; range 18-34).
2021
eating disorders; muscle dysmorphia; psychopathology; social media addiction; substances use
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The association between social media addiction and eating disturbances is mediated by muscle dysmorphia-related symptoms. A cross-sectional study in a sample of young adults / Imperatori, Claudio; Panno, Angelo; Carbone, Giuseppe Alessio; Corazza, Ornella; Taddei, Ines; Bernabei, Laura; Massullo, Chiara; Prevete, Elisabeth; Tarsitani, Lorenzo; Pasquini, Massimo; Farina, Benedetto; Biondi, Massimo; Bersani, Francesco Saverio. - In: EATING AND WEIGHT DISORDERS. - ISSN 1590-1262. - (2021), pp. 1-10. [10.1007/s40519-021-01232-2]
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