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Title: Personality Profiles in Young Adults with Disordered Eating Behavior

Abstract : Personality traits are closely related to eating disorders (ED) and might be involved in their maintenance and development. Nevertheless little is known regarding the association between personality traits and disordered eating in subclinical populations. College students answered questionnaires assessing disordered eating behaviors (DEB) and the following personality disorder (PD) traits: schizotypal, autistic, obsessional, borderline and cyclothymic. Participants with DEB (n=101, 87% women) displayed significantly higher scores for several variables including schizotypy, cyclothymic, borderline and obsessionnal traits compared to other participants (n=378). Cluster analysis in the DEB subsample led to the identification of three groups: 1) a cluster with a high level of traits (HT); 2) a cluster scoring high on schizotypal, borderline and cyclothymic traits (SBC); 3) a cluster with a low level of traits (LT). Symptoms of depression, suicidal ideations, trait anger and obsessive-compulsive symptoms were higher in the HT and the SBC clusters compared to the LT cluster. Given that two thirds of participants suffering from DEB appeared to display a morbid personality profile, taking into account PD traits of individuals with DEB appears of prime importance.
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Patrick Raynal, Tiffany Melioli, Henri Chabrol. Title: Personality Profiles in Young Adults with Disordered Eating Behavior. Eating Behaviors, Elsevier, 2016, 22, pp.119-123. ⟨inserm-01330903⟩

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