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What happens in the course of positive mirror exposure? : Effects on eating pathology, body satisfaction, affect, and subjective physiological arousal in patients with anorexia and bulimia nervosa

What happens in the course of positive mirror exposure? : Effects on eating pathology, body satisfaction, affect, and subjective physiological arousal in patients with anorexia and bulimia nervosa

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TANCK, Julia A., Andrea S. HARTMANN, Jennifer SVALDI, Silka HAGENA, Bernhard OSEN, Carolin STIERLE, Silja VOCKS, 2022. What happens in the course of positive mirror exposure? : Effects on eating pathology, body satisfaction, affect, and subjective physiological arousal in patients with anorexia and bulimia nervosa. In: European Eating Disorders Review. Wiley. 30(6), pp. 797-814. ISSN 1072-4133. eISSN 1099-0968. Available under: doi: 10.1002/erv.2929

@article{Tanck2022-11happe-58018, title={What happens in the course of positive mirror exposure? : Effects on eating pathology, body satisfaction, affect, and subjective physiological arousal in patients with anorexia and bulimia nervosa}, year={2022}, doi={10.1002/erv.2929}, number={6}, volume={30}, issn={1072-4133}, journal={European Eating Disorders Review}, pages={797--814}, author={Tanck, Julia A. and Hartmann, Andrea S. and Svaldi, Jennifer and Hagena, Silka and Osen, Bernhard and Stierle, Carolin and Vocks, Silja} }

2022-11 Vocks, Silja Hagena, Silka Osen, Bernhard Tanck, Julia A. Svaldi, Jennifer Osen, Bernhard Stierle, Carolin Objective<br />Mirror exposure (ME) is a therapeutic technique to improve body image disturbance. However, evidence on the effectiveness of different forms of ME in clinical populations is lacking. The present study therefore analysed effects of ME on trait-like and state measures of body image in patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN).<br /><br />Method<br />The present study therefore analysed effects of ME on trait-like and state measures of body image in patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN). In total, 47 inpatients underwent 3 ME sessions guided by a therapist, with instructions to exclusively verbalise positively about their whole body. Participants completed questionnaires on trait-like eating pathology and body image at the start and end of the study, and instruments on state affect and body satisfaction were administered directly before and after each ME session. Subjective physiological arousal and emotional valence relating to each body part were assessed within each session.<br /><br />Results<br />The results indicate significant improvements in eating pathology and body image regarding trait-like measures in patients with AN and BN. Concerning state measures, negative affect significantly decreased and body satisfaction increased during ME. Physiological arousal decreased and positively valenced emotions relating to the various body parts increased.<br /><br />Conclusions<br />These findings suggest that positively verbalising about one's body during ME improves eating pathology, body image, affect, and subjective physiological arousal, and thus seems to be an effective form of ME. Attribution 4.0 International eng Svaldi, Jennifer Stierle, Carolin Hartmann, Andrea S. What happens in the course of positive mirror exposure? : Effects on eating pathology, body satisfaction, affect, and subjective physiological arousal in patients with anorexia and bulimia nervosa Hartmann, Andrea S. 2022-07-12T11:03:15Z 2022-07-12T11:03:15Z Hagena, Silka Tanck, Julia A. Vocks, Silja

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