Personality features of obese women in relation to binge eating and night eating

Riccardo Dalle Grave, Simona Calugi, Giulio Marchesini, Paolo Beck-Peccoz, Ottavio Bosello, Angelo Compare, Massimo Cuzzolaro, Enzo Grossi, Edoardo Mannucci, Enrico Molinari, Franco Tomasi, Nazario Melchionda

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Personality traits can affect eating behaviors, the development of obesity, and obesity treatment failure. We investigated the personality characteristics and their relation with disordered eating in 586 obese women consecutively seeking treatment at eight Italian medical centers (age, 47.7±9.8 years) and 185 age-matched, normal weight women without symptoms of eating disorders (Eating Attitude Test

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-91
Number of pages6
JournalPsychiatry Research
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - May 15 2013


  • Character
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Obesity
  • Personality
  • Temperament

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry


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