A Comparison of Self-Esteem and Perfectionism in Anorexia Nervosa and Body Dysmorphic Disorder

  title={A Comparison of Self-Esteem and Perfectionism in Anorexia Nervosa and Body Dysmorphic Disorder},
  author={Andrea Sabrina Hartmann and Jennifer Joanne Thomas and Jennifer L. Greenberg and Natalie L. Matheny and Sabine Wilhelm},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
Abstract Previous studies have identified phenotypic similarities between anorexia nervosa (AN) and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), which share the common feature of negative body image. Studies comparing endophenotypes that may cut across both disorders—as suggested by the National Institute of Mental Health’s Research Domain Criteria—are limited. Sixty-nine individuals (AN, n = 24; BDD, n = 23; mentally healthy controls [MHCs], n = 22) completed diagnostic interviews and self-reports… 
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