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Pain experience related to self-injury in eating disorder patients.
Eat Behav 2006; 7(3):204-13EB

Abstract

A reduced pain sensitivity has been found in eating disorder (ED) patients. These patients often show various types of self-injurious behaviors (SIB) which some experience as painful, while others report analgesia during episodes of SIB. How can we explain these differences? We studied female ED patients (N=185) of whom 84 had admitted some form of SIB in their recent history. The presence/absence of pain report during SIB was not significantly related to the type of ED. The longer the history of SIB, the less pain was reported. Ratings of dissociation and traumatic experiences were higher in patients who did not experience pain while injuring themselves. We discuss several biopsychosocial explanations for these findings with suggestions for future research.

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Department of Psychology, Catholic University Leuven, Tiensestraat 102, 3000 Leuven, Belgium.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16843222

Citation

Claes, Laurence, et al. "Pain Experience Related to Self-injury in Eating Disorder Patients." Eating Behaviors, vol. 7, no. 3, 2006, pp. 204-13.
Claes L, Vandereycken W, Vertommen H. Pain experience related to self-injury in eating disorder patients. Eat Behav. 2006;7(3):204-13.
Claes, L., Vandereycken, W., & Vertommen, H. (2006). Pain experience related to self-injury in eating disorder patients. Eating Behaviors, 7(3), pp. 204-13.
Claes L, Vandereycken W, Vertommen H. Pain Experience Related to Self-injury in Eating Disorder Patients. Eat Behav. 2006;7(3):204-13. PubMed PMID: 16843222.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Pain experience related to self-injury in eating disorder patients. AU - Claes,Laurence, AU - Vandereycken,Walter, AU - Vertommen,Hans, Y1 - 2005/10/10/ PY - 2005/06/22/received PY - 2005/09/19/revised PY - 2005/09/22/accepted PY - 2006/7/18/pubmed PY - 2006/12/23/medline PY - 2006/7/18/entrez SP - 204 EP - 13 JF - Eating behaviors JO - Eat Behav VL - 7 IS - 3 N2 - A reduced pain sensitivity has been found in eating disorder (ED) patients. These patients often show various types of self-injurious behaviors (SIB) which some experience as painful, while others report analgesia during episodes of SIB. How can we explain these differences? We studied female ED patients (N=185) of whom 84 had admitted some form of SIB in their recent history. The presence/absence of pain report during SIB was not significantly related to the type of ED. The longer the history of SIB, the less pain was reported. Ratings of dissociation and traumatic experiences were higher in patients who did not experience pain while injuring themselves. We discuss several biopsychosocial explanations for these findings with suggestions for future research. SN - 1471-0153 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16843222/Pain_experience_related_to_self_injury_in_eating_disorder_patients_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1471-0153(05)00052-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -