Psychopathology in anorexia nervosa and depression.

  title={Psychopathology in anorexia nervosa and depression.},
  author={Courtney R Smith and Hans Steiner},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  volume={31 5},
It has been hypothesized that anorexia nervosa is characterized by ineffectiveness, interpersonal distrust, and lack of interoceptive awareness. The Eating Disorder Inventory differentiates patients with anorexia nervosa from weight-preoccupied women on the basis of these subscales. To test further the specificity of these characteristics to anorexia nervosa, the Eating Disorder Inventory scores of 20 adolescent girls diagnosed with anorexia nervosa were compared with those of 21 girls with… CONTINUE READING