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The two dimensions of the body representation in women suffering from Anorexia Nervosa

Grazia Fernanda Spitoni, Andrea Serino, Armando Cotugno, Francesco Mancini, Gabriella Antonucci, Luigi Pizzamiglio

ABSTRACT:  A core symptom of Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is a severe alteration of body representations. Evidence from somatoperception studies point to a generic disturbances of somatosensory components of body representations. Here we have investigated whether AN patients (N=18) and controls differed in the perception of tactile stimuli differently oriented along the body axes. We tested the hypothesis that patients perceive and ...

Journal Article: Psychiatry Research, 230 (2), pp. 181-188, 2015, ISSN: 0165-1781.