Self-criticism is a key predictor of eating disorder dimensions among inpatient adolescent females
Article first published online: 20 JUN 2008
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International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 41, Issue 8, pages 762–765, December 2008
How to Cite
Fennig, S., Hadas, A., Itzhaky, L., Roe, D., Apter, A. and Shahar, G. (2008), Self-criticism is a key predictor of eating disorder dimensions among inpatient adolescent females. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 41: 762–765. doi: 10.1002/eat.20573
- Issue published online: 4 NOV 2008
- Article first published online: 20 JUN 2008
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 MAY 2008
- eating disorder symptoms;
- depression, self-criticism;
Although the unipolar depression-eating disorder comorbidity is adequately documented, examination of the role of depressive personality styles in eating disorders is relatively scarce.
Associations between depressive symptoms, depressive risk and resilience (i.e., dependency, self-criticism, and sense of efficacy), and eating disorder symptoms (as measured by the Eating Disorder Inventory-2) were examinedin inpatient adolescent females (N = 81).
Self-criticism emerged as independent, robust, and strong predictor of eating disorder symptoms.
Patients self-criticism should be targeted in psychotherapy and might serve as an obstacle for successful inpatient treatment. The role of self-derogation in eating disorders should be examined further. © 2008 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 2008