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Persistent body image disturbance following recovery from eating disorders

Eshkevari, Ertimiss; Rieger, Elizabeth; Longo, Matthew; Haggard, P; Treasure, Janet

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Objective Individuals with an eating disorder experience the rubber hand illusion (RHI) significantly more strongly than healthy controls on both perceptual (proprioceptive drift) and subjective (self-report embodiment questionnaire) measures. This heightened sensitivity to visual information about the body, and/or reduced somatosensory information processing about the body, suggest an increased malleability of the bodily self. The aim of the present study was to explore whether this is a state...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/70058
Source: International Journal of Eating Disorders
DOI: 10.1002/eat.22219

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