Cognitive impairment in anorexia nervosa is not due to depressed mood

Bradley D. McDowell, David J. Moser, Karin Ferneyhough, Wayne A. Bowers, Arnold E. Andersen, Jane S. Paulsen

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Abstract

Objective: Previous research has revealed cognitive deficits in patients with anorexia nervosa. It is unclear whether these deficits are linked to co-morbid depression in this population. We examined the relationship between depressive symptoms and cognitive functioning. Method: A large sample of subjects (N = 98) was examined using a common measure of cognitive ability and two measures of depression. Results: We confirmed that there is no relationship between depression and cognitive ability in this group. Discussion: This suggests that alternative explanations be explored for cognitive deficits in patients with anorexia nervosa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-355
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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