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Neuropsychological Study of Underweight and 'Weight-Recovered' Anorexia Nervosa Compared with Bulimia Nervosa and Normal Controls

Bosanac, Peter and Kurlender, Simone and Stojanovska, Lily and Hallam, Karen and Norman, Trevor and McGrath, Caroline and Burrows, Graham and Wesnes, Keith and Manktelow, Tamsin and Olver, James (2007) Neuropsychological Study of Underweight and 'Weight-Recovered' Anorexia Nervosa Compared with Bulimia Nervosa and Normal Controls. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 40 (7 ). pp. 613-621. ISSN 0276-3478

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Abstract

Objective: To compare executive, memory and visuospatial functioning of DSM-IV anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), and normal controls (NC). Method: A comparison of women involving: (i) 16 AN with body mass indices (BMI) 17.5 kg/m2; (ii) 12 AN with BMI[18.5 kg/m2 for at least 3 months; (iii) 13 BN; and (iv) 16 NC participants was performed with groups of similar age and intelligence. Groups were assessed with EDE-12, MADRS, HAMA, Cognitive Drug Research (CDR) battery, and Bechara tasks. Results: Significant impairments in CDR Power of Attention were present in underweight AN and BN participants. CDR Morse Tapping was significantly impaired in all clinical groups. The BN and weight-recovered AN groups were significantly impaired on CDR immediate word recall. The BN group alone was significantly impaired on CDR delayed word recall. Conclusion: Attentional impairment is similar in AN and BN. Impaired motor tasks in AN persist after ‘‘weight-recovery’’ and are similar to impairments in BN. BN may be discriminated from AN on word recall.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID13856, neuropsychological, anorexia, bulimia
Subjects: SEO Classification > 8601 Processed Food Products and Beverages (excl. Dairy Products)
FOR Classification > 1103 Clinical Sciences
FOR Classification > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2011 04:32
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2011 04:32
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3193
DOI: 10.1002/eat.20412
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