Pre-meal anxiety and food intake in anorexia nervosa

  title={Pre-meal anxiety and food intake in anorexia nervosa},
  author={Joanna E Steinglass and Robyn Sysko and Laurel Mayer and Laura A Berner and B. Timothy Walsh},
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a serious mental illness characterized by reduced caloric intake that often persists after acute weight restoration. This preliminary study assesses the relationship between pre-meal anxiety and food intake in recently weight-restored individuals with AN. We hypothesized that pre-meal anxiety is inversely related to caloric intake in AN. Caloric intake and pre-meal anxiety were measured in three laboratory-based assessments (yogurt snack, multi-item lunch, macaroni and… CONTINUE READING

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