Reference : Effects of prolonged and repeated body image exposure in binge eating disorder
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Effects of prolonged and repeated body image exposure in binge eating disorder
Hilbert, Anja [> >]
Tuschen-Caffier, Brunna [> >]
Vögele, Claus mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Pergamon Press
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
United Kingdom
[en] Binge-eating disorder ; Body image; ; Bulimia nervosa ; Body image exposure ; Exposure therapy
[en] OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present study was to investigate psychological mechanisms associated with prolonged and repeated body image exposure. METHOD: In an experimental design, 30 female volunteers diagnosed with binge-eating disorder (BED) (DSM-IV) and 30 non-eating-disordered controls (NC) were exposed to their physical appearance in a mirror. The confrontation procedure was guided by a standardized interview manual and took place on two separate days. Self-reported mood, appearance self-esteem, and frequency of negative cognitions were assessed repeatedly throughout the experiment. RESULTS: During body image exposure sessions, binge-eating-disordered individuals showed significantly lower mood than controls while appearance self-esteem was diminished in both groups. During the second body image exposure session, higher levels of mood and appearance self-esteem were observed in both groups, and negative cognitions occurred less frequently. CONCLUSION: Results are discussed with regard to the therapeutic use of body image exposure.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

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