New insights into symptoms and neurocircuit function of anorexia nervosa

@article{Kaye2009NewII,
  title={New insights into symptoms and neurocircuit function of anorexia nervosa},
  author={Walter H. Kaye and Julie L. Fudge and Martin Paulus},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  year={2009},
  volume={10},
  pages={573-584}
}
Individuals with anorexia nervosa have a relentless preoccupation with dieting and weight loss that results in severe emaciation and sometimes death. It is controversial whether such symptoms are secondary to psychosocial influences, are a consequence of obsessions and anxiety or reflect a primary disturbance of brain appetitive circuits. New brain imaging technology provides insights into ventral and dorsal neural circuit dysfunction — perhaps related to altered serotonin and dopamine… CONTINUE READING
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