Although they could display marked body image disturbances
, their content does not seem to be specifically related to weight and appearance (4).
In particular, the all three types of disordered eating behaviour (emotional, external and restrained) improved, and alexithymia, body image disturbance
and all dimensions of perfectionism decreased.
This research has demonstrated a relationship between negative cognitive processes and body image disturbance
(Altabe & Thompson, 1996; Jakatdar, Cash, & Engle, 2006).Veale et al.
Reducing the impact of media images on women at risk for body image disturbance
: Three targeted interventions.
Furthermore, there has been less emphasis traditionally on men's appearance as compared to that of women; therefore, it has been assumed that men are less susceptible to body image disturbance
associated with eating disorders.
The findings suggest that women's preferences for mirror and standing positions in the aerobics room may serve as important indicators of potential body image disturbance
and disordered eating.
Mood and anxiety symptoms are ostensibly more likely a common consequence of starvation among people with or without eating disorders and tend to correlate with weight and body image disturbances
. To be thin is considered healthy, attractive, and self-disciplined.
Though the degree and nature of this relationship varies, gay men appear to be at greater risk for disordered eating (e.g., Russell & Keel, 2002; Wichstrom, 2006; Williamson & Hartley, 1998; Yager, Kurtzman, Landsverk, & Wiesmeier, 1988) and body image disturbances
compared to heterosexual men (e.g., Beren, Hayden, Wilfley, & Grilo, 1996; Siever, 1994; see also Heffernan, 1994; Williamson, 1999).
En la literatura medica se habla indistintamente de los temas insatisfaccion (no estar satisfecho con el cuerpo que se tiene) y distorsion (donde la representacion del cuerpo no coincide con el cuerpo que se esta representando) y, muy a menudo, el termino utilizado es trastorno o disfuncion (body image dysfunction o body image disturbance
(1996).Theories of body image disturbance
: Perceptual, developmental, and sociocultural factors.
ED (anorexia and various forms of bulimia) present with a combination of body image disturbance
and syndrome-specific eating/feeding behavior.
A review of the literature on body image disturbance
indicated that eating disorders may be a coping strategy people use in order to assert control in their lives or combat sexism or racism.