vol. II, num. 1, 2004

Depression and self-esteem in Female Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa

Grzegorz Iniewicz
Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University Kraków Poland
Depression and self-esteem in Female Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa

Summary. Among patients suffering from anorexia nervosa depression syndrome and disturbances in self-esteem are observed. The mutual relations between them are not clear in spite of a lot of researches, which were conducted. The aim of this study was to examine the level of depression intensity and self-esteem in adolescent girls suffering from anorexia nervosa by comparison with healthy adolescent girls and to establish some correlation between depression, self-esteem and cognitive and behavioural aspects of eating disorders. 30 adolescent girls suffering from anorexia nervosa according to DSM-IV and 30 adolescent girls without eating problems according to the Eating Disorder Inventory were tested. Control samples were matched for age, grade in secondary school, position among siblings, place of living and parents' educational level and occupation. They completed standardised methods: the Eating Disorder Inventory, the Beck Depression Inventory and the Culture-Free Self-Esteem Inventory. Significant differences between groups in depression and in self-esteem were observed. Also correlation coefficients revealed some interesting relationships. They are presented and discussed.


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