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JA King, F Bernardoni, D Geisler, F Ritschel, A Doose, S Pauligk, K P√°sztor, K Weidner, V Roessner, MN Smolka and S Ehrlich
Abstract
Extreme restrictive food choice in anorexia nervosa is thought to reflect excessive self-control and/or abnormal reward sensitivity. Studies using intertemporal choice paradigms have suggested an increased capacity to delay reward in anorexia nervosa, and this may explain an unusual ability to resist immediate temptation and override hunger in the long-term pursuit of thinness. It remains unclear, however, whether altered delay discounting in anorexia nervosa constitutes a state effect of acute illness or a trait marker observable after recovery.
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