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Understanding Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa

How are individuals with anorexia nervosa able to ignore signals regarding hunger that otherwise motivate eating, even when they are severely emaciated? Expert insights here.

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Pica, a condition in which a person is compelled to eat non-food items such as dirt, paper, plaster, cigarette ashes, and other substances, is increasing in prevalence in adults. More in this patient education summary.

Research is now making progress in understanding what happens before and during the illness and how this behavior can be explained.

How are individuals with anorexia nervosa able to ignore signals regarding hunger that otherwise motivate eating, even when they are severely emaciated? Expert insights and online coverage by Psychiatric Times during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

What do we know about eating disorders and what are the next steps in treatments and research? More in this podcast.

Podcast: Experts summarize effective treatment options for patients with eating disorders and discuss common features, medical components of anorexia and bulimia, behavioral features, and psychological symptoms.

Deep Brain Stimulation is a neurosurgical procedure initially developed for the management of treatment-refractory movement disorders. More recently, the rationale for the use of DBS in anorexia nervosa derives from several sources.

Notwithstanding sparse treatment data, recent efforts are beginning to provide clinicians with some clear treatment guidelines for medically unstable adolescents with anorexia nervosa.

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