Gender identity disorder and eating disorders: similarities and differences in terms of body uneasiness

Year Published: 2013

Published In: The Journal of Sexual Medicine

Sample: 50 transgender women (25 who had undergone GRS), 50 transgender men (22 who had undergone GRS), 88 eating disorder subjects (26 anorexia nervosa, 26 bulimia nervosa, and 36 binge eating disorder), and 107 healthy subjects.

Conclusion: Gender dysphoria and eating disorders are characterized by a severe body uneasiness, which represents the core of distress in both conditions. Different dimensions of body uneasiness seem to be involved in gender dysphoria subsamples, depending on reassignment stage and genotypic sex. In eating disorder subjects body uneasiness is primarily linked to general psychopathology, whereas in gender dysphoria such a relationship is lacking.

DOI: 10.1111/jsm.12062

Fulltext: Gender identity disorder and eating disorders: similarities and differences in terms of body uneasiness

Citation: Bandini, Elisa, et al. "Gender identity disorder and eating disorders: similarities and differences in terms of body uneasiness." The Journal of Sexual Medicine 10.4 (2013): 1012-1023.

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@article{bandini2013gender,
  title={Gender identity disorder and eating disorders: similarities and differences in terms of body uneasiness},
  author={Bandini, Elisa and Fisher, Alessandra Daphne and Castellini, Giovanni and Lo Sauro, Carolina and Lelli, Lorenzo and Meriggiola, Maria C and Casale, Helen and Benni, Laura and Ferruccio, Naika and Faravelli, Carlo},
  journal={The Journal of Sexual Medicine},
  volume={10},
  number={4},
  pages={1012--1023},
  year={2013},
  publisher={Wiley Online Library},
  doi={10.1111/jsm.12062},
  fulltext={http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jsm.12062},
  sample={50 transgender women (25 who had undergone GRS), 50 transgender men (22 who had undergone GRS), 88 eating disorder subjects (26 anorexia nervosa, 26 bulimia nervosa, and 36 binge eating disorder), and 107 healthy subjects.},
  conclusion={Gender dysphoria and eating disorders are characterized by a severe body uneasiness, which represents the core of distress in both conditions. Different dimensions of body uneasiness seem to be involved in gender dysphoria subsamples, depending on reassignment stage and genotypic sex. In eating disorder subjects body uneasiness is primarily linked to general psychopathology, whereas in gender dysphoria such a relationship is lacking.},
  citation={Bandini, Elisa, et al. "Gender identity disorder and eating disorders: similarities and differences in terms of body uneasiness." The Journal of Sexual Medicine 10.4 (2013): 1012-1023.}
}