Adapted to flee famine: adding an evolutionary perspective on anorexia nervosa.

  title={Adapted to flee famine: adding an evolutionary perspective on anorexia nervosa.},
  author={Shan Guisinger},
  journal={Psychological review},
  volume={110 4},
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is commonly attributed to psychological conflicts, attempts to be fashionably slender, neuroendocrine dysfunction, or some combination of these factors. Considerable research reveals these theories to be incomplete. Psychological and societal factors account for the decision to diet but not for the phenomenology of the disorder; theories of biological defects fail to explain neuroendocrine findings that suggest coordinated physiological mechanisms. This article presents… CONTINUE READING
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