A new study reports when people with anorexia decide what to eat, they engage the dorsal striatum, an area of the brain associated with habitual behavior.
Researchers report gut bacteria could play a vital role in anorexia nervosa.
The largest delay discounting effects were found to be associated with bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and schizophrenia. The image is in the public domain.
Researchers report when food is absent, Agrp neurons initiate repetitive behaviors.
Mindfulness meditation training reduces anxiety associated with eating disorders by altering the activity of brain areas associated with anxiety.
A new study reports people with BDD and anorexia have similar brain abnormalities which affect their ability to process visual information.
Researchers have identified a psychological pathway that can lead to body dysmorphia, causing an increased risk of both eating and exercise disorders.
Researchers have revised outdated estimates of the prevalence of eating disorders in the US. The study estimates 0.80% of people will suffer from anorexia during their life time, while 0.28% will be affected by bulimia and 0.85% of people will suffer from binge eating disorders.
Women who suffered from eating disorders are at increased risk of developing depression during pregnancy and up until 18 years after the birth of their child.