Neuroscience

Multitasking hunger neurons also control compulsive behaviors

In the absence of food, neurons that normally control appetite initiate complex, repetitive behaviors seen in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and anorexia nervosa, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More rapid refeeding protocol seems safe in anorexia nervosa

(HealthDay)—Refeeding patients with anorexia nervosa to achieve more rapid weight gain can be safe and effective in a hospital-based protocol, according to a study published online Jan. 27 in the International Journal of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

For anorexic men, the focus is on muscle

(HealthDay)—Anorexia is typically associated with women, but a new report finds that men—especially men obsessed with muscularity—can develop the eating disorder, too.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain research reveals new hope for patients with anorexia nervosa

Researchers from the Translational Developmental Neuroscience Lab led by Professor Stefan Ehrlich at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus at the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Pro-anorexia websites provide comfort for a stigmatized condition

Like most other mental illnesses, anorexia nervosa has helpful social networks of supportive communities online – where individuals on the verge of relapsing or facing temptations can find positive feedback and encouragement ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Anorexia/bulimia: A bacterial protein implicated

Eating disorders (ED) such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating disorder affect approximately 5-10% of the general population, but the biological mechanisms involved are unknown. Researchers at Inserm Unit 1073, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Family-based therapies can treat anorexia in teens, study finds

Two different family-based therapies are both effective at combating anorexia nervosa in teenagers, according to the largest study ever to compare two such treatments for the life-threatening eating disorder.

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