The troubled self in women with severe eating disorders (anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa). A study using interviews, self-reports, and percept-genetic methods.

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Abstract

Fifteen anorectic (A) and 13 bulimic (B) patients aged 20-49 years, all seriously ill, and 21 controls were studied, using a half-structured interview, the Tennessee Self Concept Scale, the tachistoscopic Identity Test (IT), and two other percept-genetic tests. The differences between A and B were not particularly pronounced, A patients being on the whole more sensitive and self-directed, and B patients more depressive and object-directed. The IT differentiated between patients and controls very powerfully with regard to alexithymia. A type of response in that test, emphasizing the eyes, was seen as a search for guidance. Descriptions of mother were generally negative.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-9
JournalNordic Journal of Psychiatry
Volume55
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Psychiatry

Keywords

  • Anorexia Nervosa : psychology
  • Bulimia : psychology
  • Comparative Study
  • Defense Mechanisms
  • Female
  • Human
  • Internal-External Control
  • Interview
  • Psychological : methods
  • Middle Age
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Questionnaires
  • Bulimia : complications
  • Adult
  • Affective Symptoms : psychology
  • Affective Symptoms : complications
  • Anorexia Nervosa : complications
  • Self Concept

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