James C. Rosen

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OBJECTIVE To create inventories of stigmatizing situations faced by obese people and ways of coping with stigmatization, and to examine how stigma and coping are related to psychological distress in an obese patient population. DESIGN Study 1: Items were generated by asking obese people to list stigmatizing situations they had encountered and their ways(More)
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a distressing body image disorder that involves excessive preoccupation with physical appearance in a normal appearing person. Prior case reports of behavior therapy were encouraging, but no controlled evaluation of behavior therapy or any other type of treatment had been conducted. In the present study, 54 BDD subjects(More)
OBJECTIVE The Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ) is a useful measure of weight and shape concern. The purpose of this study is to contribute new psychometric information on the BSQ in order to assist clinicians and researchers who intend to use this measure. METHOD This paper reports average scores on American samples of clinical subjects referred for body(More)
Eating and body dysmorphic disorders are two diagnoses with body image disturbance as a central feature. No empirical study of the similarity of these disorders or any controlled study of body dysmorphic disorder were available. The present study compared 45 women with anorexia or bulimia nervosa to 51 men and women with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and(More)
The records of 3920 patients (2068 females, 1852 males) entering a model family practice unit between 1975 and 1978 have been analyzed. Eleven percent of males and 9.5% of females reported an episode of low-back pain during that 3-year interval. The complaint of medically reported low-back pain was significantly related to occupational factors such as truck(More)
After a weight-maintaining diet base-line, obese female inpatients were provided with either a carbohydrate-restricted diet (827 kcal; 35% protein, 64% fat, 1% carbohydrate) or a carbohydrate-containing diet (827 kcal; 35% protein, 36% fat, 29% carbohydrate) for 6 wk. When compared with the psychological adjustment during the base-line diet, there was a(More)
Behavioral treatments for obesity have been based on the assumption that the food intake of obese individuals is determined to a greater extent by learned maladaptive eating routines and environmental cues than by hunger and satiety. However, observation of obese individuals indicates that their "eating style" is not distinct from that of normal weight(More)