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Perceptivity and paraceptivity during measurement of gastric emptying in anorexia and bulimia nervosa.
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PMID:  2597844     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gastric emptying of a mixed meal was measured in 22 patients with anorexia nervosa, ten with bulimia nervosa and ten controls. Ratings on a visual analogue scale (VAS) were made during the test. Patients with anorexia nervosa felt fuller and less hungry than controls, although satiety was not related to gastric emptying rate, controls showed a correlation of about 0.6 between gastric contents and reported hunger and satiety. Patients with anorexia nervosa had significantly lower correlations between gastric contents and hunger, but normal correlations with fullness. Significant correlations were often observed between gastric contents and symptoms of eating disorder in both anorexic and bulimic groups, but not in controls.
P H Robinson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science     Volume:  154     ISSN:  0007-1250     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1989 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-02-01     Completed Date:  1990-02-01     Revised Date:  2009-09-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342367     Medline TA:  Br J Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  400-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychological Medicine, King's College Hospital School of Medicine, Denmark Hill, London.
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MeSH Terms
Anorexia Nervosa / psychology*
Bulimia / psychology*
Feeding Behavior
Gastric Emptying*
Nausea / psychology
Grant Support
//Wellcome Trust

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