Internal images of parents by patients with eating disorders in Japan.
Authors: Suzuki T
Original title: L'Image Parentale Chez Les Sujets Atteints De Troubles De La Conduite Alimentaire Au Japon
Source: Neuropsychiatrie de l'Enfance et de l'Adolescence 46(9):468-474.
Abstract: Single females (n=52) who fulfilled the diagnostic criteria of DSM-III-R eating disorders were examined. The purpose of this study was 1) to compare the memory of parental upbringing with that of a control group of 204 females using the Parental Bonding Instrument (PBI), 2) to study the differences in images of upbringing between the clinically sub classified groups and 3) to evaluate if the subjects' mental images can be changed by the therapeutic approach. It was found that the PBI scores were lower for parental care and high for protection with respect to both parents. Bulimia Nervosa scored lower for PBI protectiveness in contrast to anorexia nervosa, for the subclassified eating disorders. The score for parental care increased, and that for protection decreased in the middle and end period of therapy, as compared to the beginning period as regarding the course of treatment. (CIRRIE Abstract)
Institution: Dept. of Psychiat. Sch. of Medicine, Fukuoka University, 7-45-1, Nanakuma Jonan-ku, Fukuoka 814-80, Japan