In a meta-analysis study on the effect of ABMT on reducing anxiety among patients with anxiety disorders, (20) only one of the included studies focused on patients with GAD and reported that ABMT achieved a stronger reduction in both attention bias
(Cohen's d = 0.86) and anxiety (Cohen's d = 0.72-73).
Many studies try to find the root of this food retainers' trait in their attention bias
"The structurally primed circuit in the infant brains could lead to maladaptive fear processing in their later life, such as generalization of conditioned fear or negative attention bias
," they added.
In the behavioral data, this prediction would be achieved if test-anxious individuals show faster RTs or positive attention bias
scores for test-related threat.
Untangling attention bias
modification from emotion: A double-blind randomized experiment with individuals with social anxiety disorder.
Key search terms ("eating disorders", "anorexia nervosa", "bulimia nervosa", "eating", "body shape", "weight", "attention bias
", "attentional bias", "information processing", "dot probe task") were used to query the online databases EBSCOhost, Google, PubMed, and ScienceDirect.
Compared with those who received sham stimulation, the healthy volunteers who received active stimulation showed greater modification of their attention bias
in the direction encouraged by the training.