Different Facets of Body Image Disturbance in Binge Eating Disorder: A Review

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Title: Different Facets of Body Image Disturbance in Binge Eating Disorder: A Review
Authors: Lewer, Merle
Bauer, Anika
Hartmann, Andrea S.
Vocks, Silja
Abstract: The goal of the present review is to give an overview of the current findings on various facets of body image disturbance in Binge Eating Disorder such as body dissatisfaction, overconcern with weight and shape, body-related checking and avoidance behavior, misperception of body size, and body-related cognitive bias. In addition, treatments for a disturbed body image in BED and evidence of body image disturbance in youth with binge eating are reviewed. The results show that a disturbed body image in BED is present in the form of overconcern with weight and shape. Furthermore, there are hints that body dissatisfaction, as well as body-related checking and avoidance behavior, are also impaired. Research concerning misperception of body size in BED has been neglected so far, but first findings show that individuals with BED rate their own body shape rather accurately. Furthermore, there are first hints that body-related cognitive biases are present in individuals with BED. Moreover, in children and adolescents, there are first hints that body dissatisfaction, as well as shape and weight concerns, seem to be associated with loss of control and binge eating. Treatments aimed directly at the convertibility of a disturbed body image in BED have revealed encouraging outcomes. In conclusion, body image disturbance seems to occur in BED, and first studies show that it can be treated effectively.
Citations: Lewer, Merle / Bauer, Annika / Harmann, Andrea S. / Vocks, Silja : Different Facets of Body Image Disturbance in Binge Eating Disorder: A Review. In: Nutrients 9 (12) 2017, S. 1294 ff., Basel : MDPI, 2017
URL: https://repositorium.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/urn:nbn:de:gbv:700-2017120116366
Subject Keywords: binge eating disorder; body image disturbance; weight and shape concern; checking and avoidance behavior; misperception of body size; body related cognitive bias
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2017
License name: Namensnennung 3.0 Unported
License url: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Type of publication: Einzelbeitrag in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift [article]
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