Attention, executive functions, and mentalizing in anorexia nervosa eighteen years after onset of eating disorder

Gillberg, I.C., Billstedt, E., Wentz, E., Anckarsater, H., Rastam, M. and Gillberg, C. (2010) Attention, executive functions, and mentalizing in anorexia nervosa eighteen years after onset of eating disorder. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 32(4), pp. 358-365. (doi:10.1080/13803390903066857)

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Abstract

Objective: Prospective study of attention, executive functions, and mentalizing abilities in a representative sample of teenage-onset anorexia nervosa (AN). Method: A total of 51 AN cases recruited after community screening were contrasted with 51 matched comparison cases 18 years after AN onset. Neuropsychological tests had been done at 21, 24, and 32 years (18 years after AN onset). Results: The AN-group had more attention, executive function, and mentalizing problems. Some of these problems had been present at all three follow-up occasions. Conclusions: AN is associated with a range of neuropsychological problems that are present long after the eating disorder per se is no longer an important feature

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Anorexia nervosa ASPERGER-SYNDROME Attention AUTISM BRAIN CHILDREN COMMUNITY CONFIRMATORY FACTOR-ANALYSIS DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER DISORDER EXECUTIVE FUNCTION Executive functions FOLLOW-UP GREEN LONG-TERM Long-term outcome neurology Neuropsychological test NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS Neuropsychology PERFORMANCE Population-based Prospective Prospective study SWEDEN TESTS VARIABLES WAIS-III
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gillberg, Professor Christopher
Authors: Gillberg, I.C., Billstedt, E., Wentz, E., Anckarsater, H., Rastam, M., and Gillberg, C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
ISSN:1380-3395

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