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Emotional eating, alexithymia, and binge-eating disorder in obese women.
Obes Res. 2003 Feb; 11(2):195-201.OR

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To investigate the relationships between alexithymia and emotional eating in obese women with or without Binge Eating Disorder (BED).

RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES

One hundred sixty-nine obese women completed self-report questionnaires, including the Beck Depression Inventory, the State Trait Anxiety Inventory, the Stress Perceived Scale, the Dutch Eating Behaviour Questionnaire, and the Toronto Alexithymia Scale. The presence of BED, screened using the Questionnaire of Eating and Weight Patterns, was confirmed by interview.

RESULTS

Forty obese women were identified as having BED. BED subjects and non-BED subjects were comparable in age, body mass index, educational level, and socioeconomic class. According to the Dutch Eating Behaviour Questionnaire, BED subjects exhibited higher depression, anxiety, perceived stress, alexithymia scores, and emotional and external eating scores than non-BED subjects. Emotional eating and perceived stress emerged as significant predictors of BED. The relationships between alexithymia and emotional eating in obese subjects differed between the two groups according to the presence of BED. Alexithymia was the predictor of emotional eating in BED subjects, whereas perceived stress and depression were the predictors in non-BED subjects.

DISCUSSION

This study pointed out different relationships among mood, alexithymia, and emotional eating in obese subjects with or without BED. Alexithymia was linked to emotional eating in BED. These data suggest the involvement of alexithymia in eating disorders among obese women.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Research Center for Psychopathology, Université Toulouse Le Mirail, Toulouse, France. barbe.p@chu-toulouse.frNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12582214

Citation

Pinaquy, Sandrine, et al. "Emotional Eating, Alexithymia, and Binge-eating Disorder in Obese Women." Obesity Research, vol. 11, no. 2, 2003, pp. 195-201.
Pinaquy S, Chabrol H, Simon C, et al. Emotional eating, alexithymia, and binge-eating disorder in obese women. Obes Res. 2003;11(2):195-201.
Pinaquy, S., Chabrol, H., Simon, C., Louvet, J. P., & Barbe, P. (2003). Emotional eating, alexithymia, and binge-eating disorder in obese women. Obesity Research, 11(2), 195-201.
Pinaquy S, et al. Emotional Eating, Alexithymia, and Binge-eating Disorder in Obese Women. Obes Res. 2003;11(2):195-201. PubMed PMID: 12582214.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Emotional eating, alexithymia, and binge-eating disorder in obese women. AU - Pinaquy,Sandrine, AU - Chabrol,Henri, AU - Simon,Chantal, AU - Louvet,Jean-Pierre, AU - Barbe,Pierre, PY - 2003/2/13/pubmed PY - 2003/8/26/medline PY - 2003/2/13/entrez SP - 195 EP - 201 JF - Obesity research JO - Obes. Res. VL - 11 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationships between alexithymia and emotional eating in obese women with or without Binge Eating Disorder (BED). RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES: One hundred sixty-nine obese women completed self-report questionnaires, including the Beck Depression Inventory, the State Trait Anxiety Inventory, the Stress Perceived Scale, the Dutch Eating Behaviour Questionnaire, and the Toronto Alexithymia Scale. The presence of BED, screened using the Questionnaire of Eating and Weight Patterns, was confirmed by interview. RESULTS: Forty obese women were identified as having BED. BED subjects and non-BED subjects were comparable in age, body mass index, educational level, and socioeconomic class. According to the Dutch Eating Behaviour Questionnaire, BED subjects exhibited higher depression, anxiety, perceived stress, alexithymia scores, and emotional and external eating scores than non-BED subjects. Emotional eating and perceived stress emerged as significant predictors of BED. The relationships between alexithymia and emotional eating in obese subjects differed between the two groups according to the presence of BED. Alexithymia was the predictor of emotional eating in BED subjects, whereas perceived stress and depression were the predictors in non-BED subjects. DISCUSSION: This study pointed out different relationships among mood, alexithymia, and emotional eating in obese subjects with or without BED. Alexithymia was linked to emotional eating in BED. These data suggest the involvement of alexithymia in eating disorders among obese women. SN - 1071-7323 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12582214/Emotional_eating_alexithymia_and_binge_eating_disorder_in_obese_women_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1038/oby.2003.31 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -