Journal article

The Influence of Personality Traits on Emotion Expression in Bulimic Spectrum Disorders: A Pilot Study

Cristina Giner-Bartolome, Trevor Steward, Ines Wolz, Susana Jimenez-Murcia, Roser Granero, Salome Tarrega, Jose Antonio Fernandez-Formoso, Carles Soriano-Mas, Jose M Menchon, Fernando Fernandez-Aranda



Facial expressions are critical in forming social bonds and in signalling one's emotional state to others. In eating disorder patients, impairments in facial emotion recognition have been associated with eating psychopathology severity. Little research however has been carried out on how bulimic spectrum disorder (BSD) patients spontaneously express emotions. Our aim was to investigate emotion expression in BSD patients and to explore the influence of personality traits. Our study comprised 28 BSD women and 15 healthy controls. Facial expressions were recorded while participants played a serious video game. Expressions of anger and joy were used as outcome measures. Overall, BSD participants..

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Awarded by institute de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII)

Awarded by Institute de Salud Carlos III

Funding Acknowledgements

This manuscript and research was supported by grants from institute de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII) (FIS PI14/00290) and co-funded by FEDER funds/European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), a way to build Europe. CIBER Fisiopatologia de la Obesidad y Nutricion (CIBERobn) and CIBER Salud Mental (CIBERSAM), are both initiatives of ISCIII. We would like to thanks Playmancer consortium for their contribution in developing this Platform and Serious Video Game. CGB and IW were supported by a pre-doctoral grant (PFIS-FI12/00470 and AGAUR-2014FI_B 00372, respectively). TS is supported by grants from the Institute de Salud Carlos III (FIS PI14/00290 and CIBERobn). CSM is funded by a 'Miguel Server contract from the institute de Salud Carlos III (CP10/00604). The funders had no role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish or preparation of the manuscript.