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Int J Eat Disord. 2005 Sep;38(2):162-6.

Correlates of body image dissatisfaction in treatment-seeking men and women with binge eating disorder.

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Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA. carlos.grilo@yale.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

We examined body image dissatisfaction (BID) in patients with binge eating disorder (BED).

METHOD:

Six predictors were considered in 343 consecutive treatment-seeking BED patients (76 men, 267 women): body mass index (BMI), age onset of overweight childhood teasing about weight or size childhood teasing about general appearance, depression, and self-esteem.

RESULTS:

Women reported higher BID than men. In women, depression, self-esteem, and childhood teasing about weight or size jointly accounted for 28.4% of the variance in BID. In men, depression, self-esteem, and BMI jointly accounted for 47.4% of the variance in BID.

DISCUSSION:

Findings highlight gender differences and the importance of adult psychological functioning (depression and self-esteem) for predicting BID in treatment-seeking men and women with BED.

PMID:
16134112
DOI:
10.1002/eat.20162
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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