Title

Self-Forgiveness in Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Originally Published In

Eating Disorders:The Journal of Treatment & Prevention

Volume Number

20

Issue Number

1

Page Numbers

31-41

Abstract

This study investigated whether low levels of self-forgiveness were associated with eating disorder symptomatology. Participating women (N = 51) had diagnoses of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or no eating disorder diagnosis. They completed 3 measures of self-forgiveness. Women with eating disorders had lower levels of self-forgiveness compared with control participants. Results suggest that incorporating self-forgiveness interventions into current eating disorder treatments should be evaluated in future research as they might enhance clinical outcomes.