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Executive function in eating disorders: The role of state anxiety.
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PMID:  23354876     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVE: We examined the influence of depression and anxiety on executive function in individuals with a DSM-IV diagnosis of anorexia nervosa-restricting type, anorexia nervosa-binge-eating/purging type, bulimia nervosa, or eating disorder not otherwise specified. METHOD: We assessed 106 women after their inpatient treatment in an eating disorders program. All participants were nutritionally stable at the time of testing. RESULTS: Thirty percent of the total sample showed impaired performance on one or more tests of executive function. No differences in executive function were observed among diagnostic groups. Anxiety scores accounted for significant variance in performance for all groups. DISCUSSION: Executive function deficits were found in a minority of our sample, with significant variance in performance accounted for by self-reported anxiety. State anxiety appears to contribute to diminished executive function in women with eating disorders. © 2013 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Authors:
Rebecca L Billingsley-Marshall; Michael R Basso; Brian C Lund; Elsa R Hernandez; Craig L Johnson; Wayne C Drevets; Patrick A McKee; William R Yates
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of eating disorders     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1098-108X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Eat Disord     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8111226     Medline TA:  Int J Eat Disord     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Laureate Institute for Brain Research, Tulsa, Oklahoma. rmarshall@laureateinstitute.org.
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