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Project: Eating disorders and related psychopathology in overweight youngsters.

project duration
01-JAN-99 – 31-OCT-03
abstract
The first aim of the present study is to examine the extent to which a population of obese adolescents, who sought selp because of their obesity, have developed an eating disorder. Secondly, we wondered in how far in obese youngsters the adoption of weight-control programmes, dietary restraint attitudes, diet history and weight evolution, are related to the development of an eating disorder. The third aim of the prestnt study is to drawn a psychological profile of obese youngster suffering from an eating disorder. We expect that emotional eating occur more often in the binge-eating group and that this variable is associated with related variables, like overall psychopathology, lower self-esteem and shape and weight concern.