Neuroimaging in eating disorders in youth

  • V. Delvenne


Eating disorders classically begin in adolescence. Anorexia nervosa most often occurs near the time of puberty while bulimia has a later age of onset, at about 18 years. They are often considered as two different aspects of the same illness. Indeed, almost half of the patients with anorexia nervosa experience episodes of bulimia and follow-up studies have demonstrated that 44 % of them later develop bulimia. Similarly, most bulimic patients have vomiting and fasting periods several times a week (Casper et al., 1980; Hsu et al, 1979).


Positron Emission Tomography Anorexia Nervosa Eating Disorder Bulimia Nervosa Body Image Disturbance 
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