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Clinical, psychological, and personality correlates of asceticism in anorexia nervosa: from saint anorexia to pathologic perfectionism.
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PMID:  17166949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study investigated the personality and clinical correlates of asceticism in 154 anorectic patients. Multiple linear regression models showed that asceticism was related to angry temperament, high control over anger, perfectionism, maturity fears, and number of vomiting episodes per week. These results suggest that the self-discipline and hypercontrol of anorectic patients are related to a temperament prone to angry feelings in subjects with a fear of becoming adult and with a trait of pathologic perfectionism.
Secondo Fassino; Andrea Pierò; Carla Gramaglia; Giovanni Abbate Daga; Marina Gandione; Giovanni Giacomo Rovera; Goffredo Bartocci
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transcultural psychiatry     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1363-4615     ISO Abbreviation:  Transcult Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-14     Completed Date:  2007-05-30     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9708119     Medline TA:  Transcult Psychiatry     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  600-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatric Institute, University of Turin, Turin, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Anorexia Nervosa / psychology*
Body Mass Index
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Defense Mechanisms*
Gender Identity
Internal-External Control
Personality Inventory
Sexual Maturation
Statistics as Topic

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