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|Title: ||Emotion recognition and alexithymia in females with non-clinical disordered eating|
|Authors: ||Ridout, Nathan|
Wallis, Deborah J.
|Keywords: ||Facial emotion recognition|
|Issue Date: ||2010|
|Publisher: ||© Elsevier|
|Citation: ||RIDOUT, N. THOM, C. and WALLIS, D.J., 2010. Emotion recognition and alexithymia in females with non-clinical disordered eating. Eating Behaviors, 11 (1), pp.1-5.|
|Abstract: ||Objectives: The aims were to determine if emotion recognition deficits observed in eating disorders
generalise to non-clinical disordered eating and to establish if other psychopathological and personality
factors contributed to, or accounted for, these deficits.
Design: Females with high (n=23) and low (n=22) scores on the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI) were
assessed on their ability to recognise emotion from videotaped social interactions. Participants also completed
a face memory task, a Stroop task, and self-report measures of alexithymia, depression and anxiety.
Results: Relative to the low EDI group, high EDI participants exhibited a general deficit in recognition of
emotion, which was related to their scores on the alexithymia measure and the bulimia subscale of the EDI.
They also exhibited a specific deficit in the recognition of anger, which was related to their scores on the body
dissatisfaction subscale of the EDI.
Conclusions: In line with clinical eating disorders, non-clinical disordered eating is associated with emotion
recognition deficits. However, the nature of these deficits appears to be dependent upon the type of eating
psychopathology and the degree of co-morbid alexithymia.|
|Description: ||This article is closed access.|
|Version: ||Closed access|
|Publisher Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eatbeh.2009.07.008|
|Appears in Collections:||Closed Access (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)|
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