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Sexual abuse and body-image distortion in the eating disorders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8251966     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It has been suggested that there is a link between sexual abuse and bodily self-deprecation in women with eating disorders. In order to test that model, this study considers whether reported sexual abuse is associated with body-image distortion in anorexia and bulimia nervosa. There was no association with the reported presence of a history of abuse. However, the nature of any abuse was important. In particular, women who reported more recent abuse had a substantially greater level of bodysize overestimation. The clinical implications of this finding are discussed.
G Waller; K Hamilton; N Rose; J Sumra; G Baldwin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of clinical psychology / the British Psychological Society     Volume:  32 ( Pt 3)     ISSN:  0144-6657     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Clin Psychol     Publication Date:  1993 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-01-13     Completed Date:  1994-01-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8105533     Medline TA:  Br J Clin Psychol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  350-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Anorexia Nervosa / diagnosis,  etiology*
Body Image*
Bulimia / diagnosis,  etiology*
Child Abuse, Sexual / psychology*
Child, Preschool
Eating Disorders / diagnosis,  etiology*
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Self Concept

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