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Title: Emotion recognition and alexithymia in females with non-clinical disordered eating
Authors: Ridout, Nathan
Thom, Clare
Wallis, Deborah J.
Keywords: Facial emotion recognition
Disordered eating
Alexithymia
Bulimia
Body dissatisfaction
Depression
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
DOI: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2009.07.008
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/11144
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eatbeh.2009.07.008
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S147101530900066X
ISSN: 1471-0153
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