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An experimental study of the relationship between thoughts and eating behaviour in bulimia nervosa.

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This study tested the hypothesis that cognitive disturbance has a causal role in the maintenance of disturbed eating in bulimia nervosa. Thoughts about eating, weight and shape were activated in one group of patients with bulimia nervosa (the experimental group) but not in another (the control group). There was an increase in negative self-statements in the experimental group following the experimental manipulation. Food consumption was then measured in a taste test. As predicted, the experim...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
Behaviour research and therapy
Volume:
31
Issue:
8
Pages:
749-757
Publication date:
1993-11-05
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EISSN:
1873-622X
ISSN:
0005-7967
URN:
uuid:29b9ea36-0c58-402d-89c2-99898da286f7
Source identifiers:
205499
Local pid:
pubs:205499

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