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Psychol Med 23, 663– 672.  Harvard Review of Psychiatry 1, 253–265.  J Clin Psychiatry 55, 517–522.  Bull Menninger Clin 58, 145–168.  Bristol, PA.  476–502.  American Journal of Psychiatry 152, 982–986. A.  They have a "negative body image," which refers, most simply, to dissatisfaction with one's physical appearance.  Not surprisingly, these difficulties place people at greater risk of developing depression, interpersonal discomfort, sexual difficulties, and eating disorders.  Then, we will delineate a structured therapeutic program that combines cognitive and behavioral interventions to bring about positive body­image change.

In a society that holds individuals responsible for their body weight and portrays overweight individuals as slothful, lazy, and lacking in "willpower," excess weight can also symbolize to the patient and the world that she is unworthy of love and respect as she "wears" the bodily shame and self­contempt she gained as a result of abuse.  On a psychological level, many patients describe a sense of being purified or cleansed by purging.  The eating disorder may not even be the most prominent syndrome demanding attention.

Their eating and their body size are two things they strive to control when the rest of their life seems so much out of control.  New York: Basic Books.  International Journal of Eating Disorders, 17(3), 251–261.  Psychosomatic Medicine, 52, 156–170.  Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2, 535–540.  Infants and Young Children, 9(4), 12–22.  New York: Brunner/Mazel.  American Journal of Psychiatry, 141, 1594–1596.  Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology, 57(2), 206–214.

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