Pseudoparadoxical impulsivity in restrictive anorexia nervosa: a consequence of the logic of scarcity.

@article{Fessler2002PseudoparadoxicalII,
  title={Pseudoparadoxical impulsivity in restrictive anorexia nervosa: a consequence of the logic of scarcity.},
  author={Daniel M T Fessler},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  year={2002},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={376-88}
}
OBJECTIVE To explain an apparently paradoxical pattern wherein sufferers of restrictive anorexia nervosa exhibit both rigorous self-restraint and episodic impulsivity. METHOD The experimental, historical, and clinical literatures were examined for evidence of psychological and behavioral changes accompanying severe dietary constriction; such changes were noted and compared with those reported to occur in anorexics. RESULTS Increased impulsivity in association with dietary constriction is… CONTINUE READING