Body shape perception in bulimia and anorexia nervosa

Stephen W. Touyz*, Peter J V Beumont, John K. Collins, Isabelle Cowie

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    Nineteen female patients with bulimia and thirty‐one with anorexia nervosa were studied using a distorting lens technique. Both groups overestimated their actual body shapes and the bulimia patients desired to be much thinner than they were. These findings are discussed in relation to the literature on the treatment of these disorders.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)259-265
    Number of pages7
    JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1985


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