When food becomes an obsession: Overweight is related to food-related obsessive-compulsive behavior
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Academic › peer-review
In this study, it was examined whether overweight is associated with food-related obsessions and compulsions. Participants with a healthy weight ( n = 27) and participants who were overweight ( n = 33) filled out the Yale-Brown-Cornell Eating Disorder Scale, the Eating Obsessive-Compulsive Scale, and the Emotional and Behavioral Reactions to Intrusions Questionnaire to assess frequency, distress, control, and reactance associated with food-related preoccupations and compulsions. Overweight participants showed increased food-related preoccupations, compulsive eating, and heightened emotional and behavioral reactance compared to participants with a healthy weight. Increased food-related obsessive-compulsiveness was also associated with unhealthy eating patterns.
- body mass index, cognitive processing, eating behavior, obesity, overweight, ELABORATED INTRUSION THEORY, NONCLINICAL POPULATION, CRAVINGS, THOUGHTS, DISORDER, OBESITY, WEIGHT, SIMILARITIES, VALIDATION, COMMUNITY