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An investigation of interoceptive sensitivity in eating disorders using a heartbeat detection task and a self-report measure

Eshkevari, Ertimiss; Rieger, Elizabeth; Musiat, Peter; Treasure, Janet


Background Interoception has been proposed to play an important role in the pathogenesis of eating disorders (EDs). Objective The aim of this study was to examine a heart beat detection task (HBDT) as an objective index of interoceptive sensitivity in individuals with an ED. Method The self-report interoceptive deficits subscale of the Eating Disorders Inventory 3 was also used. Results The results of the HBDT demonstrated no significant difference between individuals with an ED and healthy...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: European Eating Disorders Review
DOI: 10.1002/erv.2305


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