›› 2019, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (2): 207-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2019.02.019

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Body image disturbance in eating disorders: concept and development

XU Yi-xiang, CHEN Jue, XIAO Ze-ping   

  1. Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200030, China
  • Online:2019-02-28 Published:2019-03-19
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China, 81771461; Guidance Project in Western Medicine of Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Committee, 16411965200; Clinical Research Center of Shanghai Mental Health Center, CRC2017YB02

Abstract: Body image disturbance (BID) in eating disorders (ED) has always been a focus of intense investigations and debates since its concept was brought out. Experimental studies conducted in clinical ED patients have not only provided insights into the components, mechanisms and roles of BID in ED psychopathology, but also brought changes to relevant theories and concepts. This article provided a review of theoretical and empirical literatures on BID in ED, as well as a summary and analysis of recent developments and future prospects in this field.

Key words: eating disorders (ED), body image disturbance (BID), body image, body schema, body representation

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