Table 3

Psychosomatic diagnostic categories within each cluster
Moderate psychosomatic group Somatization group Severe psychosomatic group Chi-square p
(N = 53) % (N) (N = 28) % (N) (N = 27) % (N)
AN-BP subtype 25% (8) 53% (17) 22% (7)
AN-R subtype 57% (44) 15% (12) 27% (20) 15.58 0.001
Health anxiety 0% (0) 7% (2) 85% (23) 77.59 0.001
Disease phobia 0% (0) 14% (4) 15% (4) 8.18 0.017
Thanatophobia 2% (1) 21% (6) 0% (0) 13.85 0.002
Illness denial 52% (27) 54% (15) 93% (15) 13.88 0.001
Functional symptoms 15% (8) 64% (18) 70% (19) 29.74 0.001
Persistent somatization 6% (3) 21% (6) 7% (2) 5.16 0.076
Conversion symptom 12% (6) 60% (17) 7% (2) 29.716 0.001
Anniversary reaction 0% (0) 39% (11) 0% (0) 34.59 0.001
Type A behaviour 19% (10) 57% (16) 56% (15) 15.60 0.001
Irritable mood 2% (1) 54% (15) 85% (23) 57.99 0.001
Demoralization 19% (10) 61% (17) 96% (26) 44.12 0.001
Alexithymia 38% (20) 39% (11) 100% (27) 30.51 0.001

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AN-R: Anorexia Nervosa Restricting type.

AN-BP: Anorexia Nervosa Binge-Purging type.

Abbate-Daga et al.

Abbate-Daga et al. BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:14   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-13-14

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