publication . Article . 2015

A psychological typology of females diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder

Bernadetta Izydorczyk;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2015 Journal: Health Psychology Report, volume 4, pages 312-325 (issn: 2353-4184, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Termedia Sp. z.o.o.
Abstract
Background The present paper reports the results of research aimed at identifying intra-group differences among females suffering from different eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder) in terms of the subjects’ psychological traits, adoption of socio-cultural norms (through media pressure, internationalization of norms, and exposure to information concerning body image standards), and the level of body dissatisfaction. The following research question was asked: is it possible to distinguish specific profiles of psychological characteristics, as well as levels of body dissatisfaction, social pressure, media exposure and inter...
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free text keywords: psychological typology, attitude towards one’s own body, socio-cultural influence, anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, Typology, Social pressure, Anorexia nervosa/bulimia, Psychology, Anorexia, medicine.symptom, medicine, Binge-eating disorder, medicine.disease, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Bulimia nervosa, Body dissatisfaction, Eating disorders, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R, lcsh:Psychology, lcsh:BF1-990
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