Serotonin alterations in anorexia and bulimia nervosa: new insights from imaging studies.

  title={Serotonin alterations in anorexia and bulimia nervosa: new insights from imaging studies.},
  author={Walter H. Kaye and Guido K. W. Frank and Ursula Franziska Bailer and Shannan Henry and Carolyn C. Meltzer and Julie C. Price and Chester A. Mathis and Angela R Wagner},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  volume={85 1},
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, raises the possibility that these symptoms reflect disturbed brain function that contributes to the pathophysiology of this illness. Recent brain imaging studies have identified altered activity in… CONTINUE READING
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