Affective lability versus depression as determinants of binge eating

Barbara R. Greenberg, Philip D. Harvey

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Abstract

The relationships between dietary restraint, various affective disturbances, and binge eating were assessed in a sample of 73 college women unselected for bulimia. It was found, replicating earlier results, that the interaction of dietary restraint and depression was a significant predictor of binge eating. However, the interaction of dietary restraint and biphasic mood shifts was an even better predictor of the severity of binge eating and in fact accounted for all of the variance in the relationship of dietary restraint, depression, and binge eating. The results were discussed in terms of the possible role of affective liability in the development of binge eating.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-361
Number of pages5
JournalAddictive Behaviors
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Toxicology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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