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Disturbances in body image estimation as related to other characteristics and outcome in anorexia nervosa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  570073     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Body image distortion in 79 female anorexia nervosa patients were examined on a visual-size estimation apparatus during the emaciated stage of illness. Both they and an age-matched female control group overestimated their body widths, so this overestimation cannot be considered unique to anorexia nervosa. Among anorexia patients the degree of overestimation was associated with less weight gain during treatment, greater denial of illness, and several other pretreatment characteristics indicative of poor outcome.
R C Casper; K A Halmi; S C Goldberg; E D Eckert; J M Davis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science     Volume:  134     ISSN:  0007-1250     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1979 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-04-25     Completed Date:  1979-04-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342367     Medline TA:  Br J Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  60-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anorexia Nervosa / psychology*
Body Image*
Body Weight
Denial (Psychology)*
Perceptual Distortion*
Self Concept
Size Perception

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