Exploring the Role of Familismo and Ethnic Identity on Eating Disorder Symptomology among the Latinx Community

Exploring the Role of Familismo and Ethnic Identity on Eating Disorder Symptomology among the Latinx Community

According to research, the Hispanic and Latinx community and culture may contribute to disordered eating behaviors. A study using a nationally representative sample has reported that within the Latinx population, the rates of anorexia nervosa and binge eating disorder are comparable to non-Latinx White people.1 However, the prevalence of bulimia nervosa is higher among Latino…

Navigating Disordered Eating in Latinx/e Culture 

Navigating Disordered Eating in Latinx/e Culture 

“Latinx/e” is an inclusive term that rejects the gender binary whereas “Hispanic” refers to “people of Spanish-speaking origins.” Both terms generally refer to all ethnic groups in Latin America within the U.S and is often used to describe a population with a common cultural heritage and language.1    When considering the Latinx/e community, it is…