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Siever, Michael D. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1994
Investigated hypothesis that gay men and heterosexual women are dissatisfied with their bodies and vulnerable to eating disorders because of shared emphasis on physical attractiveness and thinness based on desire to please men. Findings from 53 lesbian, 59 gay, 62 heterosexual female, and 63 heterosexual male college students generally confirmed…
Descriptors: Anorexia Nervosa, Body Image, Bulimia, College Students
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Rosen, James C.; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1995
Randomly assigned 54 body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) subjects to cognitive behavior therapy or no treatment. BDD symptoms were significantly decreased in therapy subjects and the disorder was eliminated in 82 percent of cases at posttreatment and 77 percent at follow-up. Subjects' overall psychological symptoms and self-esteem also improved. (RJM)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Modification, Body Image, Clinical Psychology