Examining the relationship between selective attentional bias for food- and bodyrelated stimuli and purging behaviour in bulimia nervosa

Albery, Ian and Wilcockson, Thomas and Frings, Daniel and Moss, Tony and Caselli, Gabriele and Spada, Marcantonio M. (2016) Examining the relationship between selective attentional bias for food- and bodyrelated stimuli and purging behaviour in bulimia nervosa. Appetite, 107. pp. 208-212. ISSN 0195-6663

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Abstract

Previous research exploring cognitive biases in bulimia nervosa suggests that attentional biases occur for both food-related and body-related cues. Individuals with bulimia were compared to non-bulimic controls on an emotional-Stroop task which contained both food-related and body-related cues. Results indicated that bulimics (but not controls) demonstrated a cognitive bias for both food-related and body-related cues. However, a discrepancy between the two cue-types was observed with body-related cognitive biases showing the most robust effects and food-related cognitive biases being the most strongly associated with the severity of the disorder. The results may have implications for clinical practice as bulimics with an increased cognitive bias for food-related cues indicated increased bulimic disorder severity.

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Journal Article
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Appetite
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Physics Reports. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Appetite, 107, 2016 DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.08.006
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19 Sep 2016 12:24
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