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  • Nathalie Tatjana Burkert
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Abstract

Eating disorders (EDs) are among the most widely spread and severe diseases in the Western countries and mainly affect young women (Bergmann et al., 2003; Eberly, 2005; Makowski et al., 2014). EDs and especially anorexia nervosa (AN) are frequently debilitating, with the highest mortality rate of all mental disorders (Bulik et al., 2006; Frank et al., 2008). The disorders are of unknown aetiology and begin in puberty in young women (Barbarich et al., 2003).

Keywords

Body Image Anorexia Nervosa Eating Disorder Bulimia Nervosa Insula Cortex 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathalie Tatjana Burkert
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  1. 1.GrazAustria

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