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Impaired processing of self-face recognition in anorexia nervosa

Abstract : Body image disturbances and massive weight loss are major clinical symptoms of anorexia nervosa (AN). The aim of the present study was to examine the influence of body changes and eating attitudes on self-face recognition ability in AN. Twenty-seven subjects suffering from AN and 27 control participants performed a self-face recognition task (SFRT). During the task, digital morphs between their own face and a gender-matched unfamiliar face were presented in a random sequence. Participants' self-face recognition failures, cognitive flexibility, body concern and eating habits were assessed with the Self-Face Recognition Questionnaire (SFRQ), Trail Making Test (TMT), Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ) and Eating Disorder Inventory-2 (EDI-2), respectively. Subjects suffering from AN exhibited significantly greater difficulties than control participants in identifying their own face (p = 0.028). No significant difference was observed between the two groups for TMT (all p > 0.1, non-significant). Regarding predictors of self-face recognition skills, there was a negative correlation between SFRT and body mass index (p = 0.01) and a positive correlation between SFRQ and EDI-2 (p < 0.001) or BSQ (p < 0.001). Among factors involved, nutritional status and intensity of eating disorders could play a part in impaired self-face recognition.
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France Hirot, Marine Lesage, Isabelle Meyer, Pierre Thomas, Olivier Cottencin, et al.. Impaired processing of self-face recognition in anorexia nervosa. Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, Springer Verlag, 2015, Eating and weight disorders, 21 (1), pp.31-40. ⟨10.1007/s40519-015-0223-y⟩. ⟨hal-02490497⟩

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