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New insights into symptoms and neurocircuit function of anorexia nervosa
New brain imaging technology provides insights into ventral and dorsal neural circuit dysfunction — perhaps related to altered serotonin and dopamine metabolism — that contributes to the puzzling symptoms found in people with eating disorders.
Comorbidity of anxiety disorders with anorexia and bulimia nervosa.
The prevalence of anxiety disorders in general and OCD in particular was much higher in people with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa than in a nonclinical group of women in the community.
Neurobiology of anorexia and bulimia nervosa
  • W. Kaye
  • Psychology
    Physiology & Behavior
  • 22 April 2008
Analysis of shared heritability in common disorders of the brain
It is demonstrated that, in the general population, the personality trait neuroticism is significantly correlated with almost every psychiatric disorder and migraine, and it is shown that both psychiatric and neurological disorders have robust correlations with cognitive and personality measures.
Features associated with excessive exercise in women with eating disorders.
Excessive exercise may be associated particularly with the purging subtype of AN as well as with a constellation of anxious/obsessional temperament and personality characteristics among women with eating disorders.
Perfectionism in anorexia nervosa: variation by clinical subtype, obsessionality, and pathological eating behavior.
Data show that perfectionism is a robust, discriminating characteristic of anorexia nervosa and is likely to be one of a cluster of phenotypic trait variables associated with a genetic diathesis for this illness.
A controlled family study of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa: psychiatric disorders in first-degree relatives and effects of proband comorbidity.
Relatives of anorexic and bulimic probands had increased risk of clinically subthreshold forms of an eating disorder, major depressive disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder and obsessional personality traits may be a specific familial risk factor for anorexia nervosa.
Symptom fluctuation in eating disorders: correlates of diagnostic crossover.
The results indicate that personality and family characteristics may influence the course of eating disorders and may be informative for planning interventions.