Effects of low dose tryptophan depletion on emotional processing in dieters.
Biased processing of ED-relevant stimuli (eg Fairburn, Shafran, and Cooper, 1999) and 5-HT function (Kaye, Fudge, and Paulus, 2009) are implicated in vulnerability to and the maintenance of eating disorders (EDs), but it is not known if these findings are connected: Could manipulating 5-HT function affect the processing of ED-relevant stimuli? To address this question we assessed emotional processing in female dieters (T+n=12, T-n=14) following acute low dose tryptophan depletion. ATD increas...Expand abstract
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