Research Highlights about Eating Disorders
- Genetic Variations Highlight the Importance of Metabolic Processes in Anorexia
The need to identify effective targets for intervention in anorexia nervosa is pressing, as patient outcomes are often poor. An NIMH-funded genome-wide association study suggests that metabolic processes may play an important role in the disorder, offering a promising new avenue for investigation.
- Using Technology to Help Predict Binge and Purge Episodes in People with Eating Disorders
In binge-eating disorder and bulimia nervosa, people experience recurrent and frequent episodes in which they eat unusually large amounts of food and feel a sense of loss of control.