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.
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Subject classification (UKÄ)
- Anorexia Nervosa : psychology
- Bulimia : psychology
- Comparative Study
- Defense Mechanisms
- Internal-External Control
- Psychological : methods
- Middle Age
- Reproducibility of Results
- Bulimia : complications
- Affective Symptoms : psychology
- Affective Symptoms : complications
- Anorexia Nervosa : complications
- Self Concept