Social cognition in anorexia nervosa
Hamatani, Sayo Tokushima University
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theory of mind
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Background: The purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristics of social cognition in patients with anorexia nervosa (AN).
Methods: Eighteen female patients with AN (mean age =35.4±8.6 years) and 18 female healthy controls (HC) (mean age =32.8±9.4 years) participated in the study. Their social cognition was assessed with the Social Cognition Screening Questionnaire (SCSQ).
Results: The results showed that total score of the SCSQ and scores of theory of mind and metacognition were significantly lower in AN group than those in HC group. Moreover, significant differences in theory of mind, metacognition, and total score of the SCSQ remained when the effects of depression, anxiety, and starvation were eliminated statistically.
Conclusion: These results suggest that patients with AN may have difficulty inferring other people’s intention and also monitoring and evaluating their own cognitive activities. Therefore, these features may explain some aspects of the pathology of AN.
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
本論文は, 著者Sayo Hamataniの学位論文として提出され, 学位審査・授与の対象となっている。
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