A study of more than 50,000 patients with bipolar disorder in 14 countries helped researchers identify 20 new genetic risk factors for bipolar disorder. Eight of the genes also had an association with an increased risk for schizophrenia. ASD and anorexia, it was discovered, also had genetic ties to bipolar depression.
The root of eating disorders are not necessarily a result of weight management, but a way to help manage negative emotions, researchers report.
A small study suggests deep brain stimulation may be beneficial for improving mood and reducing anxiety while helping to increase weight in those with anorexia.
Topiramate, a drug used to treat migraine headaches and epilepsy, could also help treat cocaine addiction, a new study reports.
A new study reports that, even after extensive treatment and weight gain, the brains of those with anorexia may remain altered, leaving them at additional risk of relapse.
Researchers have revised outdated estimates of the prevalence of eating disorders in the US.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.
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.
Researchers have identified two gene mutations associated with an increased risk of developing eating disorders.
Genome wide analysis of anorexia identifies the common roots the disease shares with metabolic and psychiatric traits.
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.