Effect of Starvation on Brain Morphology and Function in Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa

  • J.-C. Krieg


In the past several years there have been numerous studies on the neuroanatomical abnormalities of patients with psychiatric disorders, mainly using the method of computed tomography. This brain imaging technique enables in vivo examinations to be carried out with the aim of
  • Identifying structural brain alterations such as developmental abnormalities, local or global atrophy, and changes in brain density or signal intensity as a sign of histological alterations in the cerebral tissue;

  • Assessing functional abnormalities, for example, of the regional cerebral blood flow (CBF) or of the regional cerebral glucose metabolism as evidence for reduced neuronal activity.


Anorexia Nervosa Eating Disorder Bulimia Nervosa Regional Cerebral Blood Flow Cerebral Atrophy 
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