Clinical and Experimental Psychology

ISSN - 2471-2701

Suzanna Lundblad

  • Research Article
    Cognitive-Affective Status in Anorexia Nervosa: Self-image and Absence of Positive Emotions
    Author(s): Suzanna Lundblad, Jonas Magnusson, Berit Hansson and Trevor ArcherSuzanna Lundblad, Jonas Magnusson, Berit Hansson and Trevor Archer

    The relationships between eating disorder patterns (Eating Disorders Examination Questionnaire; EDE-Q), alexithymia (Toronto Alexithymia Scale; TAS) and cognitive-affective (Positive Affect Negative Affect Schedule; PANAS) status in forty-nine patients presenting anorexia (AN) in an age- and education-matched comparison with thirty-four healthy controls were investigated. AN patients expressed higher levels of restraint, eating concern, shape concern, weight concern and a higher global score on the Eating Disorders Examination Questionnaire. These responses were linked to higher scores on Emotional identifying, Emotional describing, Emotional orientation and Total scoring on the Toronto Alexithymia Scale. AN patients expressed also less positive affect (PA) and more negative affect (NA) than the healthy matched controls. Linear regression analysis indicated that three factors predicte.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2471-2701.1000104

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