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Facial anger and joy expression in eating disorders and healthy controls: A pilot study with a computerized technique

Claes, L. and Jiménez-Murcia, S. and Santamaría, J. and Moussa, M. Ben and Sénchez, I. and Forcano, L. and Magnenat-Thalmann, N. and Konstantas, D. and Lucas, M. and Nielsen, J. and Bults, R. G. A. and Lam, T. and Kalapanidas, E. and Fernández-Aranda, F.


Abstract: Anger dysregulation is a key feature in the emotional processing of eating disorders. ED patients often show higher levels of anger and anger suppression compared to HCs. Additionally, a few studies showed less facial expression of emotions in ED by using a manualised coding system of facial emotion expression. However, as far as we know, no studies used a computerized procedure to measure emotional expression in ED during task performance. Therefore, the aim of the present study was twofold: (1) to compare facial expression of anger and joy in ED compared to HCs by a computerized video-coding system, and (2) to compare self-reported anger (expression) in the same groups. We collected data in 23 ED patients (11 AN, 12 BN) and 11 HCs by means of a facial video-coding system of Playmancer and the STAXI-2. The results showed that ED patients showed less facial expression of anger during Playmancer and more state and trait anger on the STAXI-2. The influence of less facial anger expression in ED patients and the implication for emotion recognition in others and emotion regulation will be discussed and warrants further investigation.


@article{583,
  journal = {European Eating Disorders Review, Special Issue on Emotions and Eating disorders},
  author = {Claes, L. and Jiménez-Murcia, S. and Santamaría, J. and Moussa, M. Ben and Sénchez, I. and Forcano, L. and Magnenat-Thalmann, N. and Konstantas, D. and Lucas, M. and Nielsen, J. and Bults, R. G. A. and Lam, T. and Kalapanidas, E. and Fernández-Aranda, F.},
  title = {Facial anger and joy expression in eating disorders and healthy controls: A pilot study with a computerized technique},
  publisher = {Wiley},
  year = {2012}
}