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The overvaluation of weight or shape as a defining feature of binge eating disorder : a population-based investigation of psychopathology and psychosocial impairment

Harrison, Carmel Jane

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Binge eating disorder (BED) is characterised by the consumption of an abnormally large amount of food and the experience of a loss of control over one's eating. Concerns have been raised around the absence of a cognitive criterion, namely overvaluation of weight or shape toward one's self-worth (overvaluation), in current BED diagnostic criteria. The current thesis aimed to investigate the status of overvaluation within BED by means of a series of community-based studies. Study one examined...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/151297
DOI: 10.25911/5d515175e6ce1
Access Rights: Open Access

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