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Decision-making impairment in anorexia nervosa: New insights into the role of age and decision-making style.

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Summary of "Decision-making impairment in anorexia nervosa: New insights into the role of age and decision-making style."

Patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) often report difficulties in decision making, which may interfere with treatment. The aim of this study was to investigate decision making in a large sample of adolescent and adult patients with AN, by using the Iowa gambling task.

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Name: European eating disorders review : the journal of the Eating Disorders Association
ISSN: 1099-0968
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Mathematical or statistical procedures used as aids in making a decision. They are frequently used in medical decision-making.

The lack or loss of APPETITE accompanied by an aversion to food and the inability to eat. It is the defining characteristic of the disorder ANOREXIA NERVOSA.

Use of an interactive computer system designed to assist the physician or other health professional in choosing between certain relationships or variables for the purpose of making a diagnostic or therapeutic decision.

The kind of action or activity proper to the judiciary, particularly its responsibility for decision making.

An eating disorder that is characterized by the lack or loss of APPETITE, known as ANOREXIA. Other features include excess fear of becoming OVERWEIGHT; BODY IMAGE disturbance; significant WEIGHT LOSS; refusal to maintain minimal normal weight; and AMENORRHEA. This disorder occurs most frequently in adolescent females. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 1994)

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