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The impact of depressive symptoms on body dissatisfaction in women with bulimia nervosa.

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  • Author(s): Anderson, Page Lyn. U Georgia, US
  • Source:
    Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, Vol 59(6-B), Dec, 1998. pp. 3045.
  • Publisher:
    US : ProQuest Information & Learning
  • Language:
    English
  • Document Type:
    Dissertation
  • Publication Type:
    Dissertation Abstract
  • Additional Information
    • Physical Description:
      1
    • Other Journal Titles:
      Dissertation Abstracts International
    • ISSN:
      0419-4217 (Print)
    • Keywords:
      depressive symptoms, body dissatisfaction, women with bulimia nervosa
    • Abstract:
      Previous research suggests that individuals suffering with bulimia nervosa often experience concomitant depressive symptoms. Several theoretical models describing the relationship between depressive symptoms and bulimia nervosa focus on either a shared biological mechanism between major depression and bulimia nervosa or on the effect of depressed mood on binge eating. Recent research suggests that depressive symptoms may impact body dissatisfaction as well. The present study examined the impact of depressive and bulimic symptoms on body dissatisfaction in a sample of women with bulimia nervosa (N=62) presenting for treatment at an Eating Disorders Program. Women completed measures of depressive symptoms, bulimic symptoms, body dissatisfaction, and general demographics. Results showed that depressive symptoms were a strong and consistent predictor of body dissatisfaction and that bulimic symptoms did not predict body dissatisfaction. This was true using two different measures of body dissatisfaction and two different measures of bulimic symptoms. Interestingly, there was no relationship between depressive and bulimic symptoms, and there was no relationship between bulimic symptoms and body dissatisfaction. Potential explanations for the lack of relationship between depressive and bulimic symptoms and between bulimic symptoms and body dissatisfaction are examined. These findings generally support an attributional model of the link between depression and bulimia nervosa, and the implications of these findings for other models are explored. Clinical implications are discussed, including the importance of assessment and treatment of depressive symptoms in the context of bulimia nervosa. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
    • Dissertation Details:
      UMI Order Number: AAM9836301
    • Subject Terms:
    • PsycINFO Classification:
      Health & Mental Health Treatment & Prevention (3300)
    • Population:
      Human
      Female
    • Age Group:
      Adulthood (18 yrs & older)
    • Methodology:
      Empirical Study
    • Physical Description:
      Electronic
    • Publication Date:
      19991201
    • Accession Number:
      1998-95024-214
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ANDERSON, P. L. The impact of depressive symptoms on body dissatisfaction in women with bulimia nervosa. 1998. ProQuest Information & Learning, [s. l.], 1998. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=1998-95024-214. Acesso em: 3 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Anderson PL. The impact of depressive symptoms on body dissatisfaction in women with bulimia nervosa. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. 1998;59(6-B):3045. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=1998-95024-214. Accessed July 3, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Anderson PL. The impact of depressive symptoms on body dissatisfaction in women with bulimia nervosa. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. 1998;59(6-B):3045. Accessed July 3, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=1998-95024-214
    • APA:
      Anderson, P. L. (1998). The impact of depressive symptoms on body dissatisfaction in women with bulimia nervosa [ProQuest Information & Learning]. In Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering (Vol. 59, Issue 6–B, p. 3045).
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Anderson, Page Lyn. 1998. “The Impact of Depressive Symptoms on Body Dissatisfaction in Women with Bulimia Nervosa.” Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. ProQuest Information & Learning. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=1998-95024-214.
    • Harvard:
      Anderson, P. L. (1998) The impact of depressive symptoms on body dissatisfaction in women with bulimia nervosa, Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. ProQuest Information & Learning. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=1998-95024-214 (Accessed: 3 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Anderson, PL 1998, ‘The impact of depressive symptoms on body dissatisfaction in women with bulimia nervosa’, ProQuest Information & Learning, Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, vol. 59, no. 6–B, p. 3045, viewed 3 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Anderson, Page Lyn. “The Impact of Depressive Symptoms on Body Dissatisfaction in Women with Bulimia Nervosa.” Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, vol. 59, no. 6–B, ProQuest Information & Learning, Dec. 1998, p. 3045. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=1998-95024-214.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Anderson, Page Lyn. “The Impact of Depressive Symptoms on Body Dissatisfaction in Women with Bulimia Nervosa.” Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. ProQuest Information & Learning, 1998. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=1998-95024-214.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Anderson PL. The impact of depressive symptoms on body dissatisfaction in women with bulimia nervosa [Internet]. Vol. 59, Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. ProQuest Information & Learning; 1998 [cited 2020 Jul 3]. p. 3045. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=1998-95024-214