Young people who consume "cheat meals", or meals that break a normal diet as a treat, are more likely to suffer from eating disorders, a new study reports.
A new study reports bullies are twice as likely to display symptoms of bulimia as other children who were not involved in bullying.
Hyperactivity in a serotonin-dopamine circuit in the brain appears to be responsible for persistent anorexia in animal models. The DRD1 receptor appears to drive the hyperactivity. Deleting the DRD1 gene restored normal eating behaviors in animals.
According to researchers, people with anorexia nervosa scored lowest on a test measuring their ability to form insight.
Activation of a neural circuit can inhibit binge like eating behaviors in mice.
A brief dissonance-based eating disorder prevention program alters how young women's brains respond to images of super thin supermodels, a new study reports.
Using virtual reality, researchers shed light on how those with anorexia perceive their own bodies.The study also found women with anorexia consider severely underweight bodies to be ideal and most attractive.
A new study opens the door for new treatments to help treat obesity and other eating disorders.
A new study reports overweight and obese young adults are almost twice as likely than their peers of lower weight to binge, purge and embark on other behaviors associated with eating disorders. Researchers found Asian/Pacific islanders and sexual minorities were also at higher risk of developing eating disorders.
Body dissatisfaction is the leading cause of eating disorders, especially in perimenopausal women, a new study reports.
New research suggests brain circuits which control obsessive compulsive behavior are intertwined with circuits which control food intake and body weight. The findings could have implications for treating obsessive compulsive disorder.