Clínica y Salud
versão impressa ISSN 1130-5274
VELLISCA GONZALEZ, María Yolanda; OREJUDO HERNANDEZ, Santos e LATORRE MARIN, José Ignacio. Distortion of Body Perception in Patients With Early vs. Late Onset Anorexia Nervosa. Clínica y Salud [online]. 2012, vol.23, n.2, pp.111-121. ISSN 1130-5274.
Anorexia nervosa as an eating disorder is associated with high weight concern, overvalued ideas about thinness, body image disturbance and excessive fear of gaining weight. In this paper, we study the differences in the distortion of body perception in patients with anorexia nervosa, comparing early and late onset patients, using the Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ) by Cooper, Taylor, Cooper and Fairburn (1987).The clinical sample composed of a total of 187 patients diagnosed with anorexia nervosa (47.1%) and atypical anorexia nervosa (52.9%). Of this sample, 21.4% had shown symptoms before age 14. The group of early-onset anorexia nervosa patients has a greater distortion of body image than the group of late-onset anorexia nervosa patients.
Palavras-chave : anorexia nervosa; atypical anorexia nervosa; early onset vs. late onset; distorted body awareness.