Journal article

Eye movements in anorexia nervosa: State or trait markers?

Andrea Phillipou, Larry A Abel, Caroline Gurvich, David J Castle, Susan L Rossell

International Journal of Eating Disorders | WILEY | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: Differences in saccadic eye movements are widely reported in mental illnesses, and can indirectly inform our understanding of neurobiological and cognitive underpinnings of psychiatric conditions, including anorexia nervosa (AN). Preliminary research has suggested that individuals with AN may show specific eye movement abnormalities; whether these deficits are representative of state or trait effects is, however, unclear. The aim of this study was to identify whether there are demonstrable differences in performance on saccadic eye movement tasks in individuals with current AN (c-AN), those who are weight-restored from AN (wr-AN), biological sisters of individuals with AN (AN-sis)..

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Awarded by National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

Barbara Dicker Brain Sciences Foundation; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Grant/Award Numbers: GNT1154651, GNT1159953; St Vincent's Hospital Research Endowment Fund, Grant/Award Number: N/A