Bodily shame in relation to abuse in childhood and bulimia: a preliminary investigation.

  • B Andrews
  • Published 1997 in The British journal of clinical psychology


Bodily shame has been shown to play a mediating role in the relationship between experiences of childhood physical and sexual abuse and depression in mature women (Andrews, 1995). The current study investigated the role of such shame in the relationship between childhood abuse and bulimia in a community sample of 69 teenage and young adult women. A… (More)