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Personality Traits and Bulimia Nervosa

Personality Traits and Bulimia Nervosa

John C. Ham, Daniela Iorio, and Michelle Sovinsky* December 23, 2015   Abstract Bulimia Nervosa is a detrimental eating disorder that impacts millions of women. We examine the role played by socioeconomic factors and personality traits in bulimic behavior. Using data on eating disordered behavior from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Growth and Health Study, we present results showing that personality traits are significant determinants of bulimic behavior, even after controlling for race and class. This finding suggests…

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NIMH » Eating Disorders: About More Than Food

NIMH » Eating Disorders: About More Than Food

What are eating disorders? The eating disorders anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder, and their variants, all feature serious disturbances in eating behavior and weight regulation. They are associated with a wide range of adverse psychological, physical, and social consequences. A person with an eating disorder may start out just eating smaller or larger amounts of food, but at some point, their urge to eat less or more spirals out of control. Severe distress or concern about body weight…

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Bulimia: Providers | UF Health, University of Florida Health

Bulimia: Providers | UF Health, University of Florida Health

View Navigation UF Health, University of Florida Health Search Our Site Bulimia: Providers Request an Appointment Primary tabs Overview Approach to Care Locations Providers(active tab) Research Studies Genevieve Camp, MA, ATR, LMHC Clinical Interests: Anorexia nervosa, Binge eating disorder, Bulimia, Depression, Generalized anxiety disorder, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Traumatic events, Eating disorders – resources Frances Cordero, Clinical Interests: Anorexia nervosa, Binge eating disorder, Breastfeeding, Bulimia, Celiac disease – sprue, Celiac disease – nutritional considerations, Diabetes, Eating disorders – resources, Heart disease and…

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Pro-Ana Subcultures and Sociology

Pro-Ana Subcultures and Sociology

Pro-ana Background and History Documented accounts of “disordered eating” patterns date back as far as the Middle Ages, when religious and spiritual groups began practicing fasting as a part of their ceremonies and rituals (Bynum 1985). However, around the time of the European colonization of the Americas, voluntary starvation began to evolve from purely a religious ritual to a means of satisfying the social construct of an ideal physique (Vandereycken and van Deth 1994). Psychologists and Sociologists alike have long…

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The Characteristics of Pro-Ana Community

The Characteristics of Pro-Ana Community

Chapter · January 2016   2 authors: Meyran Boniel-Nissim Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee 12 PUBLICATIONS  881 CITATIONS Yael Latzer University of Haifa 110 PUBLICATIONS  1,501 CITATIONS     Meyran Boniel-Nissim, Ph.D.1  Yael Latzer, DSc.2 1Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Israel 2Faculty of social welfare and health sciences, University of Haifa, Israel Eating Disorders Clinic, Psychiatric Division, Rambam Medical Center Haifa, Israel     Abstract Pro-Ana, websites are designed to promote and support Anorexia Nervosa (AN). Common…

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The Relationship between Multidimensional Narcissism, Explicit and Implicit Self-Esteem in Eating Disorders

The Relationship between Multidimensional Narcissism, Explicit and Implicit Self-Esteem in Eating Disorders

    Psychology, 2015, 6, 2025-2039 Published Online December 2015 in SciRes. http://www.scirp.org/journal/psych http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/psych.2015.615200 Katrine Boucher1, Catherine Bégin1, Marie-Pierre Gagnon-Girouard2, Carole Ratté3 1         School of Psychology, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada 2         School of Psychology, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), Trois-Rivières, Canada 3         Eating Disorders Unit, Laval University Medical Centre (CHUL), Quebec City, Canada Received 23 November 2015; accepted 25 December 2015; published 28 December 2015 Copyright © 2015 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc. This work is…

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The associations between pathological narcissism, alexithymia and disordered eating attitudes among participants of pro-anorexic online communities

The associations between pathological narcissism, alexithymia and disordered eating attitudes among participants of pro-anorexic online communities

  DOI 10.1007/s40519-013-0096-x Gadi Zerach Received: 12 November 2013 / Accepted: 24 December  2013 Zerach (&) Ariel University, Ariel 40700, Israel e-mail: gadize@ariel.ac.il © Springer International Publishing Switzerland  2014   Abstract Purpose This study investigated the relationships between pathological narcissism, alexithymia, and disordered eating attitudes among participants of pro-anorexic online com- munities. Specifically, we explored the possible moderating role of alexithymia in the relationships between narcissistic vulnerability and disordered eating attitudes. Methods Participants included 97 Israeli female young adults who…

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Eating disorders | University of Maryland Medical Center

Eating disorders | University of Maryland Medical Center

Eating disorders Description An in-depth report on the treatment and prevention of eating disorders. Alternative Names Anorexia; Bulimia; Binge eating Highlights Eating Disorders Overview Eating disorders typically occur in young women. Bulimia nervosa involves a pattern of bingeing and purging. Many people with bulimia nervosa also suffer from depression. Anorexia nervosa involves a pattern of self-starvation. Patients often have an accompanying anxiety disorder (such as obsessive compulsive disorder) or depression. Patients with anorexia and depression have a high risk for…

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Comorbidity of Anxiety Disorders With Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

Comorbidity of Anxiety Disorders With Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

  Walter H. Kaye, M.D. Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D. Laura Thornton, Ph.D. Nicole Barbarich, B.S. Kim Masters, B.S. Article Price Foundation Collaborative Group Objective: A large and well-character- ized sample of individuals with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa from the Price Foundation collaborative genetics study was used to determine the fre- quency of anxiety disorders and to under- stand how anxiety disorders are related to state of eating disorder illness and age at onset. Method: Ninety-seven individuals with anorexia nervosa,…

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder

  Journal of Consulting and Oinical Psychology 2001,  Vol. 69,  No. 6, 1061-1065 Copyril!bt  2001 by the American  Psychological  Association, Inc. 0022-006X/OIIS5.00     DOI:  I0.1037/,0022-006X.69.6.1061   Christy  F. Telch  and W. Stewart Agras Stanford  University  School of Medicine Marsha  M. Linehan University of Washington (Seattle)     Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder This study evaluated the use of dialectical behavior therapy (DBn adapted for  binge eating  disorder (BED). Women with BED (N = 44) were randomly assigned to group…

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