Eating disorders and depression: Is there a serotonin connection?

@article{Jimerson1990EatingDA,
  title={Eating disorders and depression: Is there a serotonin connection?},
  author={D. Jimerson and M. Lesem and W. Kaye and A. Hegg and T. Brewerton},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={1990},
  volume={28},
  pages={443-454}
}
Central serotonin pathways modulate eating patterns, and may also participate in the regulation of behavioral impulsivity and mood. Recent studies lend support to the hypothesis that impaired postingestive satiety in bulimia nervosa is associated with reduced hypothalamic serotonergic responsiveness. Serotonin dysregulation has been implicated in major depression, and may play a role in the increased prevalence of depressive episodes in patients with eating disorders. This review compares… Expand
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