Brain imaging of serotonin after recovery from anorexia and bulimia nervosa

  title={Brain imaging of serotonin after recovery from anorexia and bulimia nervosa},
  author={W. Kaye and U. Bailer and G. Frank and A. Wagner and S. Henry},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  • W. Kaye, U. Bailer, +2 authors S. Henry
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Physiology & Behavior
  • Anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN) are related disorders with relatively homogenous presentations such as age of onset and gender distribution. In addition, they share symptoms, such as extremes of food consumption, body image distortion, anxiety and obsessions, and ego-syntonic neglect. Taken together, these observations raise the possibility that these symptoms reflect disturbed brain function, which contributes to the pathophysiology of these illnesses. Several lines of evidence… CONTINUE READING
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