Pro-anorexics and recovering anorexics differ in their linguistic Internet self-presentation.

  title={Pro-anorexics and recovering anorexics differ in their linguistic Internet self-presentation.},
  author={Elizabeth J Lyons and Matthias R. Mehl and James W. Pennebaker},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  volume={60 3},
OBJECTIVE Pro-anorexia has emerged as a new and emotionally charged eating disorder phenomenon. This study explored the linguistic markers of differences in Internet self-presentation of self-identified pro-anorexics who defend anorexia as a lifestyle and self-identified anorexics in recovery. METHOD One hundred sixty-two Internet message board entries and 56 homepages originating from either pro-anorexics or recovering anorexics were analyzed for linguistic markers of emotional, cognitive… CONTINUE READING
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