Eating disorder behaviors are reinforced due to changes in the brain's reward response processes and alterations in the food intake control network.
Activity in the dorsal mid insular could drive different interpretations in bodily sensations in those with mental health disorders like depression, anorexia, and panic disorders.
Contrary to popular belief, people with eating disorders like bulimia nervosa do not lose control and binge eat in response to stressful events.
Study reveals how eating disorders in some women are inextricably linked to their culture and upbringing.
Those with body dysmorphic disorder and anorexia have abnormalities in activity and connectivity in visual and parietal brain networks. People with anorexia and body dysmorphia process images with high, low, or normal levels of detail. The abnormalities for low level of detail have the most direct relationship with disorder symptom severity and body perception.
The root of eating disorders are not necessarily a result of weight management, but a way to help manage negative emotions, researchers report.
The findings of three new studies reveal only 50% of those with eating disorders seek help for their condition. Certain demographics are less likely to seek help. Those with eating disorders have a 5-6 times higher risk of suicide attempts.
Children who are picky eaters are at an increased risk of developing anorexia during their teen years. Those who overeat as children are at higher risk of binge eating disorders. Persistent undereating during childhood increased the risk of developing anorexia in teen years by 6% for girls.