Body image distortion reveals amygdala activation in patients with anorexia nervosa -- a functional magnetic resonance imaging study.

@article{Seeger2002BodyID,
  title={Body image distortion reveals amygdala activation in patients with anorexia nervosa -- a functional magnetic resonance imaging study.},
  author={Gert Seeger and Dieter F. Braus and Matthias Ruf and Ursula Goldberger and Martin H Schmidt},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={2002},
  volume={326 1},
  pages={25-8}
}
In anorexia nervosa patients, body image distortion is a core and often persistent symptom, which continues to pose a risk for relapse even after weight recovery. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in combination with a computer-based life image distortion technique, we stimulated female anorectic patients and healthy controls with digital pictures of their own body image, individually distorted by themselves. In anorectic patients, stimulation with their own body image was… CONTINUE READING