Journal article

Associations of food addiction and nonsuicidal self-injury among women with an eating disorder: A common strategy for regulating emotions?

Lily Carlson, Trevor Steward, Zaida Aguera, Gemma Mestre-Bach, Pablo Magana, Roser Granero, Susana Jimenez-Murcia, Laurence Claes, Ashley N Gearhardt, Jose M Menchon, Fernando Fernandez-Aranda

EUROPEAN EATING DISORDERS REVIEW | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: We examined the association between lifetime nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), emotion regulation, and food addiction (FA) in women (n = 220) with eating disorders (ED) compared with (n = 121) healthy controls (HC). METHOD: Participants were assessed via face-to-face interviews for ED diagnosis and lifetime NSSI. FA was assessed with Yale Food Addiction Scale 2.0 and emotion regulation using the Difficulty in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS). RESULTS: The prevalence of FA was significantly higher among women with an ED when compared with HC (75.9% vs. 4.1%, p < 0.001). Similarly, subjects presenting FA showed a high prevalence of lifetime NSSI, in both ED and HC (40.7% and 60.0%, res..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This manuscript and research was supported by grants from the Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (PSI2015-68701-R), Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios Sociales e Igualdad (PR338/17), and Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII; FIS PI14/00290 and PI17/01167) and cofunded by FEDER funds/European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), a way to build Europe. CIBERObn and CIBERSAM are both initiatives of ISCIII. The funders had no role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. This research was supported by a PNSD (PR338/17-MSSSI) grant. G.M.B. is supported by a predoctoral Agencia de Gestio d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca grant (2018 FI_B2 00174), cofinanced by the European Social Fund, with the support of the Secretaria d'Universitats i Recerca del Departament d'Economia i Coneixement de la Generalitat de Catalunya.