Affect-regulating function of binge episodes in bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder

Autor(en): Schoettke, Henning
Eversmann, Julia
Wiedl, Karl H.
Stichwörter: affect; BEHAVIOR; binge eating disorder; bulimia nervosa; eating disorders; emotion; FOOD; MOMENTARY ASSESSMENT; MOODS; NEGATIVE AFFECT; OVERWEIGHT WOMEN; Psychology; Psychology, Clinical; SYMPTOMATOLOGY
Erscheinungsdatum: 2006
Herausgeber: HOGREFE & HUBER PUBLISHERS
Journal: ZEITSCHRIFT FUR KLINISCHE PSYCHOLOGIE UND PSYCHOTHERAPIE
Volumen: 35
Ausgabe: 3
Startseite: 196
Seitenende: 203
Zusammenfassung: 
Background: Concerning affect regulation mechanisms in binge and purge behavior there is a lack of studies comparing bulimic patients and patients meeting the criteria of binge eating disorder according to the DSM-IV. Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine whether there is an increase of negative affect while binge eating and whether a reduction of this is achieved by purging. In addition, we investigated whether the increased negative affect is specific to the binge eating episodes of bulimia nervosa patients. Methods: The differential affect scale was used to explore the affective changes in 27 female in-patients with bulimia nervosa and 21 female in-patients with binge eating disorder. Results: Recalling a binge episode, bulimic patients reported an increase in shame, guilt, disgust, and contempt, accompanied by a reduction in interest. In contrast, patients only indicated an increased feeling of guilt. A specific reduction in anxiety and disgust and an increase of joy after purging was reported by bulimic patients.
ISSN: 16163443
DOI: 10.1026/1616-3443.35.3.196

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