Associations Between Body Weight and Personality Disorders in a Nationally Representative Sample

  title={Associations Between Body Weight and Personality Disorders in a Nationally Representative Sample},
  author={Amber A. Mather and B. Cox and M. Enns and J. Sareen},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  • Amber A. Mather, B. Cox, +1 author J. Sareen
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Objective: To determine whether, in the general population, individuals in numerous abnormal body weight categories had higher odds of having personality disorders (PDs) than normal-weight individuals. Although personality functioning is hypothesized to be associated with body weight, there is a dearth of empirical evaluation of this topic. Methods: The association of body weight (five categories: underweight [body mass index [BMI] <18.5]; normal [18.5 ≤ BMI <25]; overweight [25 ≤ BMI <30… CONTINUE READING
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