Binge eating partially mediates the relationship between body image dissatisfaction and psychological distress in obese treatment seeking individuals.

Laura Salerno, Gianluca Lo Coco, Lina A. Ricciardelli, Vincenzo Bruno, Marie Louise Caltabiano

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Abstract

Introduction:We compared the binge eating pathway linking body image dissatisfaction (BID) and psychologicaldistress of obese adults entering and not entering psychological treatment for their weight problems.Method: 90 obese participants seeking an integrated treatment (OB-IT) and 87 obese participants seekingonly medical treatment (OB-MT) for their weight problems completed questionnaires on BID, binge eating andpsychological well-being.Results: Only in theOB-IT group, binge eating behaviorsmediated the relationship between BIDand psychologicaldistress.Conclusions: Both BID and binge eating behaviors need to be addressed in the psychological and medical treatmentfor obesity to enhance psychological well-being.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)45-48
Numero di pagine4
RivistaEating Behaviors
Volume15
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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