Experiential avoidance in body dysmorphic disorder

Autor(en): Wilson, A.C.
Wilhelm, S.
Hartmann, A.S. 
Stichwörter: adaptive behavior; Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Analysis of Variance; Body dysmorphic disorder; Body Dysmorphic Disorders; Body image; complication; depression; Depressive Disorder; Experiential avoidance; Female; human; Humans; Male; mental disease; Mental Disorders; Middle Aged; OC spectrum disorder; psychology; questionnaire; Questionnaires; Young Adult; young adult, Adaptation, Psychological
Erscheinungsdatum: 2014
Herausgeber: Elsevier Ltd
Journal: Body Image
Volumen: 11
Ausgabe: 4
Startseite: 380
Seitenende: 383
Experiential avoidance (i.e., the attempt to avoid certain internal experiences including bodily sensations, thoughts, emotions, memories, and urges) has been studied in various psychological disorders. However, research examining experiential avoidance in individuals with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is limited and inconsistent. The present study compared experiential avoidance in individuals with primary BDD (n= 23) to healthy controls (n= 22). Standardized measures were used to assess baseline clinical characteristics as well as experiential avoidance. Compared to healthy controls, individuals with BDD presented with significantly greater experiential avoidance (p< .001, d= -2.51). In BDD, experiential avoidance was positively correlated with depressive symptoms (p< .01) and avoidant coping strategies (p< .01). Clinician sensitivity to experiential avoidance may serve to improve the course of treatment for BDD. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN: 17401445
DOI: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2014.06.006
Externe URL: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84908127748&doi=10.1016%2fj.bodyim.2014.06.006&partnerID=40&md5=e0daa52a4d6db153e0a993d32bcc9044

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