Personality characteristics of women before and after recovery from an eating disorder
Feeding and Eating Disorders
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Surveys and Questionnaires
Women with eating disorders in both the ill and recovered state show higher levels of harm avoidance and lower self-directedness and cooperativeness scores than normal control women. Although findings suggest that disturbances may be trait-related and contribute to the disorders' pathogenesis, additional research with more representative community controls, rather than our pre-screened, normal controls, is needed to confirm these impressions.