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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 © 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 are active participants in pro-anorexic online communities….

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