J Eat Disord 2022 May 21;10(1):73. Epub 2022 May 21.
Temple Eating Disorders Program, Temple University, 1701 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19122, USA.
Background: The effects of negative affect on problem-solving and its psychophysiological correlates are poorly understood in eating disorder populations.
Methods: This study examined respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) and skin conductance responses of women with Binge Eating Disorder (BED: n = 56), Anorexia Nervosa (AN: n = 12), Bulimia Nervosa (BN: n = 32), and 24 healthy controls (HCs) at baseline, and then during: a negative mood induction task, an adapted Means Ends Problem-Solving (MEPS) task, and recovery. The MEPS task included four interpersonal scenarios: (1) binge-eating as a solution to stress, (2) job loss, (3) rejection by friends, and (4) by a significant other. Read More