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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 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)
Independent experiments have been performed at two centers, to evaluate the dosimetric properties of their respective 109Cd K X-ray fluorescence (XRF) bone lead measurement systems. Measurements were made of the dose to several points on the skin on the lower leg, at the surface of the tibia, in the red marrow tibia cavity, at the midcalf, and in the(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)
A comparison of cognitive-behavior therapy alone, desipramine alone, and cognitive-behavior therapy combined with desipramine was made in the treatment of bulimia nervosa. The study was terminated early with an N of only 7 subjects per condition because of a high drop-out rate and lack of positive response in the desipramine alone group compared to the(More)
This is a survey of the prevalence of weight reducing and weight gaining in high school children. Our sample of 1,373 high school girls and boys was geographically, racially, and economically diverse. On the day of the survey, 63% of the girls and 16.2% of the boys reported being on weight reducing regimens; 9.1% of the girls and 28.4% of the boys were(More)
  • J C Rosen
  • 1996
OBJECTIVE This literature review examined the extent to which body image been assessed and treated in eating disorder treatment programs and the effectiveness of different treatments for body image change. METHOD Published reports of experimentally controlled clinical trials were examined for the use of measures and interventions that concerned 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)