The Presence of, and Search for, Meaning in Life among Women in Remission and Recovery from Anorexia Nervosa

Objectives: In recent years, there has been a growing interest in understanding the role of meaning in people’s efforts to deal with serious negative life events. In the realm of eating disorders (EDs), however, research on the presence of, and search for, meaning in life for women with anorexia nervosa (AN) is scarce. The objectives of the proposed study, therefore, are fourfold and seek to explore how women in remission and recovery from AN experience: (1) the presence of meaning; (2) the search for meaning; (3) meaning in life, and; (4) the existential significance of recovery and remission. This study seeks to contribute to furthering our understanding of anorexia, as well as remission and recovery, which in turn can have an impact on the treatment and strategies used.  


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Name of Researcher: Caitlin Sigg, RP(Q), PhD (Candidate)

Email: csigg042@uottawa.ca

Phone: 613-314-6320  


Name of Supervisor: Judith Malette, Ph.D., C. Psych.

Phone: 613-236-1393, poste 2260

Email address: jmalette@ustpaul.ca

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