"Maturity fears" e "weight phobia" nei disturbi dell'alimentazione: Alla ricerca di una relazione

Translated title of the contribution: Maturity fears and weight phobia in eating disorders: Research of a relationship

Maria Grasso, Francesca Nazzaro, Laura Vona, Giulietta Capacchione, Camillo Loriedo

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Abstract

Aim. This study investigate presence, the psychopathological and treatment implications of weight phobia and maturity fears in patient with eating disorders. Methods. The study group comprised 43 patients, with diagnosis DSM-IV-TR for anorexia, bulimia and eating disorders not otherwise specified. Subjects completed the following self-administered questionnaires: Eating Disorder Inventory 2 (EDI -2), Body Uneasiness Test (BUT), MMPI-2. Results. Associations emerged between MF and: K-correction, Antisocial behaviour, Cynicism, Negative Treatment Indicators (MMPI-II) and with Ineffectiveness (EDI-II). No association emerged between maturity fears and BUT subscales, neither with the biological variables. Discussion. Maturity fears is a dimension without differences both in the AN that in BN, associated with personality traits, which denotes insecurity, relationship incompetence, ineffectiveness, incapability in to ask and to get help from the others with distrust. It doesn't associate with weight phobia.

Translated title of the contributionMaturity fears and weight phobia in eating disorders: Research of a relationship
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)319-326
Number of pages8
JournalRivista di Psichiatria
Volume47
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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