|Reference code: ||PT/FB/BL-2002-088.11|
|Location: ||Arquivo PCA - Pasta 6/2002|
|An examination of decision making in bulimia nervosa |
|Publication year: ||2009|
Background - Patients with eating disorders favor immediate gratification and ignore long-term negative consequences. This study investigated decision making in bulimia nervosa using the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) and skin conductance responses (SCR).
Method - A total of 26 bulimia nervosa patients and 51 healthy controls took part in this study; 29 patients with anorexia nervosa were included for comparison.
Results - Bulimia nervosa patients performed poorly in the IGT, but showed no decrease in anticipatory SCR, whereas a markedly diminished anticipatory SCR was seen in the anorexia nervosa group.
Conclusions - This finding does not support the somatic marker hypothesis. Impaired decision making was associated with obsessive-compulsive traits.
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|Author: ||Liao, P.-C.|
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|Uher, R., Lawrence, N., Treasure, J., Schmidt, U., Campbell, I. C., Collier, D., Tchanturia, K.|
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|Liao, P.-C., Uher, R., Lawrence, R., Treasure, J., Schmidt, U., Campbell, I. C., . . . Tchanturia, K. (2009). An examination of decision making in bulimia nervosa. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 31(4), 455-461. doi: 10.1080/13803390802251378|
|2-year Impact Factor: ||1.885|2009|
|Times cited: ||48|2020-03-11|
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|Keywords: ||Eating disorders / Somatic marker hypothesis / Skin conductance response (SCR) / Iowa gambling task (IGT) / Neurophysiology / Cognition|