Alterations in serotonin activity and psychiatric symptoms after recovery from bulimia nervosa.

  title={Alterations in serotonin activity and psychiatric symptoms after recovery from bulimia nervosa.},
  author={Walter H. Kaye and Catherine G. Greeno and H. Moss and John D. Fernstrom and Mikael Fernstrom and Lisa Rachelle Riso Lilenfeld and Theodore E Weltzin and J. John Mann},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={55 10},
BACKGROUND Women with bulimia nervosa (BN) have disturbances of mood and behavior and alterations of monoamine activity when they are bingeing and purging. It is not known whether these alterations are secondary to pathological eating behavior or traits that could contribute to the pathogenesis of BN. METHODS To avoid the confounding effects of pathological eating behavior, we studied 30 women after long-term recovery (>1 year with no bingeing or purging, normal weight, and regular menstrual… CONTINUE READING


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