A new study sheds light on the aberrant, habitual brain mechanisms underlying anorexia nervosa, a devastating and potentially fatal eating disorder resistant to most treatments. Another study shows the unique patterns of brain activity that help make us different from each other.
Eating disorders are often construed as a woman s issue. Today, however, about 10 to 15 percent of those with eating disorders
In the first of its kind study to compare refeeding protocols for patients diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, researchers found more aggressive, high-calorie diets produced twice the rate of weight gain among adolescents.