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 contribution||Maturity fears and weight phobia in eating disorders: Research of a relationship|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Rivista di Psichiatria|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health