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Body size estimation in bulimia.
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PMID:  3779319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Body size estimation was studied in 22 patients with bulimia and 20 normal controls. Two methods of body size estimation were used, a distorting television image method (DTIM) and the image marking method (IMM). The subjects estimated body size of a dummy as well as their own body on the DTIM. When estimating body size on the DTIM the bulimics overestimated and the controls underestimated, there being a significant difference between the two groups. There was no difference between the groups when estimating the size of the dummy. On the IMM a significant difference was found between the bulimic and control groups, the bulimics overestimating body size and the controls being more accurate. Marked directional effects were found with the DTIM. The two methods of body size estimation are compared.
A M Whitehouse; C L Freeman; A Annandale
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science     Volume:  149     ISSN:  0007-1250     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1986 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-12-29     Completed Date:  1986-12-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342367     Medline TA:  Br J Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  98-103     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Height
Body Image*
Body Weight
Bulimia / psychology*

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