Subclinical bulimia was defined using the same criteria as full syndrome bulimia except there was no requirement regarding the frequency of binging and compensatory behavior.
It is most likely that they are multifactorial in origin, with evidence for neurobiologic predispositions and gene-environment interactions. Body Image. Medical complications in adolescents with anorexia nervosa: a review of the literature. We tested the hypotheses that gay and bisexual men have a higher prevalence of eating disorders than heterosexual men, and lesbian and bisexual women have a lower prevalence of eating disorders than heterosexual women.
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Among other reasons for why body image disturbance in general and EDs in particular could underlie a cultural impact are the suggestion that non-Western societies traditionally do not value a thin body ideal 9798 and that a collectivistic instead of an individualistic structure of society provides a certain degree of protection for its members Women Ther — Moreover, it has been shown to be a risk factor for the development and maintenance of EDs 6 and BDD 5.
Body image concerns and contingent self-esteem in male and female college students. Sexual orientation and weight, body image, and weight control practices among young Australian women. Tiggemann M.
Respondents signed a written informed consent after the study procedure had been fully explained to them. Results from the national comorbidity survey replication adolescent supplement. Consider the following findings: Exercise: Gay men exercise primarily to increase physical attractiveness while straight men exercise to increase fitness or health.