The thinner the better: self-esteem and low body weight in anorexia nervosa.

  title={The thinner the better: self-esteem and low body weight in anorexia nervosa.},
  author={Timo Brockmeyer and Martin grosse Holtforth and Hinrich Bents and Annette Kaemmerer and Wolfgang Herzog and Hans-Christoph Friederich},
  journal={Clinical psychology & psychotherapy},
  volume={20 5},
UNLABELLED The aim of the present study was to examine the associations between self-esteem, motive satisfaction, and body weight in acute (acAN) and recovered (recAN) inpatients with anorexia nervosa (AN) and in healthy controls. Both acAN and recAN showed lower levels of self-esteem as compared with healthy controls but did not differ from each other. In acAN, decreased body weight was associated with increased self-esteem. Satisfaction of an achievement motive but not satisfaction of a… CONTINUE READING
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