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Obsessive-compulsiveness in obese weight-loss patients and normal weight adults.
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PMID:  2066403     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It recently has been suggested that obsessive-compulsive personality characteristics may predispose people to become obese. In addition, it has been suggested that dieting may increase the frequency of thoughts about food and its consumption. The present study compared a group of 50 obese weight-loss patients to 50 normal weight adults on personality-related O-C characteristics and food and eating-related cognitions. Results supported the notion that obese weight-loss patients tend to be obsessed with food. There was no evidence that traditional O-C personality measures are related to obesity. These results suggest that effortful inhibition of appetitive behaviors may have adverse cognitive consequences.
K E Hart
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical psychology     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0021-9762     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Psychol     Publication Date:  1991 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-08-14     Completed Date:  1991-08-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0217132     Medline TA:  J Clin Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  358-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hofstra University.
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MeSH Terms
Body Weight*
Diet, Reducing / psychology*
Feeding Behavior
Obesity / diet therapy,  psychology*
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / diagnosis,  psychology*
Personality Inventory / statistics & numerical data

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