Enhancing help-seeking behavior in individuals with eating disorder symptoms via Internet: A case report

Sally Kindermann, Kathina Ali, Carla Minarik, Markus Moessner, Stephanie Bauer

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Abstract

Internet-based programs may help to reduce barriers to help-seeking and to refer individuals in need to appropriate levels of care. This case report of an 18-year-old female who participated in the Internet-based program ProYouth for prevention and early intervention of eating disorders (ED) demonstrates how program utilization could contribute to enhancing help-seeking behavior. Data on user characteristics, ED related risk factors and help-seeking were assessed by online questionnaires. Usage data of the program were extracted from server logs. Although promising, findings from this case study cannot be generalized to the entirety of users. Systematic research on this topic is required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-74
Number of pages6
JournalMental Health and Prevention
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Case report
  • Early intervention
  • Eating disorders
  • Help-seeking
  • Internet-based
  • Prevention

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