Initial Links Page Development
Title: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Disordered Eating: Food Addiction as Self-Medication
This is a valuable site to visit because it mentions the research done by Hirth and colleagues. Hirth and his colleagues were the first to demonstrate the relationship between PTSD and the frequency of ingesting types of food such as sugar sodas and fast food, therefore appealing to ethos.
I chose this website because I wanted to write about the effect psychological disorders have on one’s intake of food. I wondered if damage to a certain part of the brain caused humans to eat differently. I think this website will be useful to my project because it addresses one psychological mental disorder in particular, posttraumatic stress disorder, and how patients self-medicate with food. It talks about this habit as an addiction, which I think makes the article a little more interesting. I believe this information is trustworthy enough to be used in an academic project because it reflects upon research that was done for this particular topic. Therefore, there is credibility within this article.
Title: PTSD, Food Addiction, and Disordered Eating in a Sample of Primarily Older Veterans: The Mediating Role of Emotion Regulation
This is a valuable site to visit because it examined whether lifetime post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms were associated with current food addiction and eating disorder symptoms, and whether emotion regulation mediated these relations, in a sample of trauma-exposed, male and female veterans. Few studies have investigated this before and since they took this on, it gives them some credibility.
I chose this second website because again, it relates to disordered eating in people with a psychological mental disorder. It supports my viewpoint that mental disorders will cause people to binge, or eat more unhealthily. I believe this information is trustworthy enough to be used in an academic project because it references an experiment that was done including men and women exposed to trauma. Also, the authors of the article are the National Center for PTSD and the Department of Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine. This article is directly associated with eating disorder symptoms, food addiction, expressive suppression, and cognitive reappraisal, which I think will tie into my argument beautifully.
Title: Impact of Mental Disorders and Chronic Physical Conditions in Health-Related Quality of Life among Primary Care Patients: Results from an Epidemiological Study
This is a valuable site to visit because it talked about not only the effects mental disorders have on food intake, but also the overall quality of life for a person. This goes a little bit deeper than the other two articles, which makes it interesting and credible too.
I chose this website because it talks about how not only do people with mental disorders eat more unhealthily, but how it can lead to severe physical health issues in their lives. Included in this website, is a lab report on a study done about this. Therefore, this lab report which has statistics and real data, appeals to ethos, by showing how much research was done behind this. This website will be useful to my project because it goes one step further than the unhealthy eating, and talks about the decreased quality of life.