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Literary reading and eating disorders: survey evidence of therapeutic help and harm

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Background There is growing evidence for the efficacy of self-help bibliotherapy as a treatment for eating disorders, although little understanding of how specific linguistic characteristics may enhance or constrain its effects. Meanwhile, ‘creative bibliotherapy’ (the therapeutic use of fiction, poetry, or sometimes film, rather than self-help books) is widely practised, but even more poorly understood than the self-help variety: although a range of theoretical models exist,... Expand abstract
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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s40337-018-0191-5

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
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St John’s College, Oxford
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Troscianko, E
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Knowledge Exchange Fellowship
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Arts and Humanities Research Council
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Troscianko, E
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Knowledge Exchange Fellowship
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Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities
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Troscianko, E
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Knowledge Exchange Fellowship
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BioMed Central
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Journal of Eating Disorders More from this journal
Volume:
6
Article number:
8
Publication date:
2018-04-16
Acceptance date:
2018-02-19
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2050-2974
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840549
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2018-04-18

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