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* Corresponding author 1 CERPPS - Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches en Psychopathologie et Psychologie de la Santé

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.

Keywords : Eating behaviors Cluster classification Subclinical eating disorders Personality





Author: Patrick Raynal - Tiffany Melioli - Henri Chabrol -

Source: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/



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