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Processing of pictorial food stimuli in patients with eating disorders-A systematic review.
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PMID:  20127931     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: The processing of food cues in eating-disordered patients has recently been increasingly investigated. Outlined is current evidence from pictorial food stimuli studies.
METHOD: PubMed and PsychINFO were searched for quantitative pictorial food stimuli studies investigating healthy controls and expert-diagnosed eating-disordered patients.
RESULTS: Patients with eating disorders (ED) demonstrated cue reactivity to food stimuli. Results from functional imaging suggest sensory disengagement and higher emotional involvement while self-reported data and facial EMG revealed that food pictures were perceived as less pleasurable. Different experimental paradigms have demonstrated an attentional bias for food cues in ED. Currently, psychophysiological data is widely inconclusive.
DISCUSSION: Evidence suggests cue reactivity to food pictures in eating-disordered patients. However, the overall picture is inconclusive because methodological problems and the integration of findings from different experimental approaches pose a challenge to the research field. © 2010 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Authors:
Katrin Elisabeth Giel; Martin Teufel; Hans-Christoph Friederich; Martin Hautzinger; Paul Enck; Stephan Zipfel
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of eating disorders     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1098-108X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Eat Disord     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8111226     Medline TA:  Int J Eat Disord     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-17     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Medical University Hospital Tuebingen, Tuebingen 72076, Germany. katrin.giel@med.uni-tuebingen.de.
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