An eating disorder causing people to obsess about weight and what they eat.
Anorexia is characterized by a distorted body image, with an unwarranted fear of being overweight.
Symptoms include trying to maintain a below-normal weight through starvation or too much exercise.
Medical treatment may be needed to restore normal weight. Talk therapy can help with self-esteem and behavior changes.
Wiki Number: W011
Diagnosis: Anorexia Nervosa
World Patients: 3 Mil
Age Onset: 12
Brain Area: dorsal anterior cigulate cortex – self-control
Symptoms: low weight, fear of gaining weight, food restriction
Progression: purging, perception of being overweight, self-harming. Feeling full; lost periods and ovulation
Causes: genetic, professions requiring “thinness”,inheritable
Medications: limited benefits found. Therapy: Remission: m-3 years; w-7 years
Therapies: Psychotherapy-reduce need to be thin; more food; CBT
Youtube Video: My Anorexia Story
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Support Group: allianceforeatingdisorders.com
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4 CURRENT ARTICLES
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- Digitally Delivered Dietary Interventions for Patients with Eating Disorders Undergoing Family-Based Treatment: Protocol for a Randomized Feasibility Trialby Megan Hellner on January 26, 2023
CONCLUSIONS: This study contributes to existing FBT literature by thoroughly exploring the acceptability of dietary interventions and their influence on weight restoration, an area in which research is sparse.
- Assessing severity in anorexia nervosa: Do the DSM-5 and an alternative severity rating based on overvaluation of weight and shape severity differ in psychological and biological correlates?by An Binh Dang on January 24, 2023
CONCLUSIONS: This study provided no support for the DSM-5 severity rating for AN, while initial support was found for the weight/shape overvaluation approach in indexing psychological but not biological correlates.
- Disparities in access to eating disorders treatment for publicly-insured youth and youth of color: a retrospective cohort studyby Ruby Moreno on January 24, 2023
CONCLUSIONS: Access to evidence-based mental health treatment is a necessary first step towards health equity for individuals with eating disorders. Additional work is needed to dismantle systemic inequities that contribute to disparities in care for youth of color and those with public insurance.
- Temporal dynamics of cognitive flexibility in adolescents with anorexia nervosa: a high-density EEG studyby Cristina Berchio on January 23, 2023
Impairment in cognitive flexibility is a core symptom of anorexia nervosa (AN) and is associated with treatment resistance. Nevertheless, studies on the neural basis of cognitive flexibility in adolescent AN are rare. This study aimed to investigate brain networks underlying cognitive flexibility in adolescents with AN. To address this aim, participants performed a Dimensional Change Card Sorting task during high-density EEG recording. Anxiety was measured with the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory....