Journal article

Non-suicidal Self-Injury in Eating Disordered Patients: Associations with Heart Rate Variability and State-Trait Anxiety

Cristina Giner-Bartolome, Nuria Mallorqui-Bague, Iris Tolosa-Sola, Trevor Steward, Susana Jimenez-Murcia, Roser Granero, Fernando Fernandez-Aranda



Background: Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is commonly present in individuals with eating disorders (EDs) and is often employed as a maladaptive emotion regulation strategy to avoid or abate negative emotions. One of the most prevalent negative emotions experienced by self-injurers is anxiety; however, this emotion has not been extensively studied in this population. Thus, the aim of our study was to investigate the influence of anxiety on NSSI in patients with ED from two different dimensions: state anxiety and trait anxiety. Methods: The study comprised a total of 66 females: 12 ED patients with NSSI, 32 ED patients without a history of NSSI, and 22 healthy controls. State and trait anxie..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This manuscript and research was supported by grants from the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII) (FIS PI14/00290) and cofunded by FEDER funds/European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), a way to build Europe. Also, the Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (PSI2015-68701-R). CIBER Fisiopatologia de la Obesidad y Nutricion (CIBERobn) is an initiative of ISCIII. We would like to thank Playmancer consortium for their contribution in developing this Platform and Serious Video Game. CG-B was supported by a pre-doctoral grant (PFIS-FI12/00470). The funders had no role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.