Disturbances in body image estimation as related to other characteristics and outcome in anorexia nervosa

R. C. Casper, K. A. Halmi, S. C. Goldberg, E. D. Eckert, J. M. Davis

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-66
Number of pages7
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume134
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

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