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Based on a conceptual framework for the long-term effects of childhood abuse, this study examined the capacity of childhood family environment (caretaker dysfunction, neglect, perceived social support), violent abuse (physical and sexual), and individual variables (other abuse) to predict adult psychiatric symptoms of PTSD, dissociation, and depression.(More)
The Feelings of Fatness Questionnaire (FOFQ) was developed to assess the variability of bodily feelings of thinness-fatness across life situations. The FOFQ, three other conventional measures of perceptual and cognitive-affective body experience, the Beck Depression Inventory, and the Eating Attitudes Test were administered to 132 undergraduate women. The(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of probable dementia was determined in a rural, homogeneous community of Amish individuals in the Midwestern USA. The Amish are a genetically isolated group with a low level of formal education (< or = 8 years) and few exposures to modern life, who live in intergenerational setting and have strong social support networks. METHODS(More)
One of the most important recent contributions to the understanding and treatment of depression is that of the cognitive theory and cognitive-behavior therapy developed by A. T. Beck. This paper describes the rationale and the technique of a short-term group psychotherapy based on Beck's Cognitive Therapy. The therapy was conducted with small(More)
Using an Israeli school-age group, this study replicates and extends the age group of Maloney et al.'s (Pediatrics, 84, 482-489, 1989) study of American schoolchildren's abnormal eating attitudes and behaviors. Maloney's Children's Eating Attitudes Test (ChEAT) and a Demographic and Dieting Questionnaire (DDQ) were given to 186 students from Grades 3 to 6(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between body image and suicidal tendencies in anorexia nervosa (AN). METHODS Three groups of hospitalized female adolescents--nonsuicidal AN, suicidal psychiatric and nonsuicidal psychiatric patients, as well as a community control group with no psychiatric disturbances were compared with(More)