Body image and psychosocial differences among stable average weight, currently overweight, and formerly overweight women: the role of stigmatizing experiences.

@article{Annis2004BodyIA,
  title={Body image and psychosocial differences among stable average weight, currently overweight, and formerly overweight women: the role of stigmatizing experiences.},
  author={Natasha Milkewicz Annis and Thomas F. Cash and Joshua I Hrabosky},
  journal={Body image},
  year={2004},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={155-67}
}
Substantial research has compared obese and nonobese persons on body image and psychosocial adjustment. While differences in body satisfaction are often observed, the literature is less clear on other dimensions. Extant differences are typically thought to result from the social stigmatization and maltreatment experienced by obese persons, especially females. The present study of 165 women compared three cohorts who were currently overweight, never overweight, or formerly overweight. Relative… CONTINUE READING

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