The Neuroscience of Eating Disorders

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"Many of us are lucky enough to live in a world where food is easily accessible. We no longer have to hunt wild animals or scrounge for edible plants to survive. However, in spite of (or likely because of) this luxury, millions of people suffer from eating disorders. Anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder are three of the most common problems - and they are often misunderstood. Join Alie Astrocyte as she dispels myths and explores the neuroscience behind these disorders.

Resources to get help for eating disorders:
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.or...
http://www.eatingdisordersanonymous.org/
http://www.edreferral.com/support_gro...

Sources:
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/eating....
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artic...
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/26/hea...
http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2015/10/...
http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v...
http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease...
http://eatingdisorders.ucsd.edu/resea...

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"I was really into ballet, which, combined with going through puberty, was a recipe for body issues. I began with food restriction, as most do, and the vicious cycle began. I didn’t know it was an eating disorder."

Wendy

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