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.
|Numero di pagine||4|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2014|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health