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Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

Edited by Hubertus Himmerich

King’s College London


Ignacio Jáuregui-Lobera

Pablo de Olavide University, Spain

The prevalence of eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia nervosa is growing, and these disorders are affecting adolescents and young adults at increasingly younger ages. This has led to a greater number of patients presenting to health services. Although novel therapeutic approaches have been introduced in recent decades, the mortality rates of patients with anorexia and bulimia nervosa remain alarmingly high. The course of anorexia nervosa in particular is often chronic and can lead to persistent disability. This book covers the clinical features and symptoms, neurobiology, pathophysiology, and current and potential future treatment options for both anorexia and bulimia nervosa. It also highlights the important aspects of support for families and their perspectives on these disorders.

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Anorexia and Bulimia NervosaEdited by Hubertus Himmerich

Published: October 2nd 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77704

ISBN: 978-1-78923-982-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-981-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-247-2

Copyright year: 2019

Books open for chapter submissions

9618 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

6 Web of Science Citations

14 Dimensions Citations


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1. Impulsivity and Compulsivity in Anorexia Nervosa: Cognitive Systems Underlying Variation in Appetite Restraint from an RDoC Perspective

By Samantha Jane Brooks and Helgi Schiöth


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2. Bulimia Nervosa and Body Dissatisfaction in Terms of Self-Perception of Body Image

By Layam Anitha, Asma Abdulaziz Alhussaini, Hessah Ibrahim Alsuwedan, Hessa Faleh Alnefaie, Rehab Abduallah Almubrek and Shima Abdulaziz Aldaweesh


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3. Bulimia Nervosa: Is Body Dissatisfaction a Risk Factor?

By Natalia Solano-Pinto, Miriam Valles-Casas and Raquel Fernández-Cézar


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4. The Neurobiology of Anorexia Nervosa

By Ashley Higgins


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5. Possible Dysregulation of Orexin and Dopamine Systems in Anorexia Nervosa

By Marcela Morales-Mulia and Sandra Morales-Mulia


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6. Dysbiosis of the Microbiota in Anorexia Nervosa: Pathophysiological Implications

By Magnus Sjögren, Stein Frostad and Kenneth Klingenberg Barfod


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7. Patients’ and Carers’ Perspectives of Psychopharmacological Interventions Targeting Anorexia Nervosa Symptoms

By Amabel Dessain, Jessica Bentley, Janet Treasure, Ulrike Schmidt and Hubertus Himmerich


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8. Storytelling as a Therapeutic Tool for Family Support in Bulimia Nervosa

By José Vicente Martínez Quiñones, Mar Martínez Gamarra and Ignacio Jáuregui Lobera


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9. Reclaiming the Lost Self in the Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa: A Neurobiological Approach to Recovery That Integrates Mind, Brain, and Body

By Abigail H. Natenshon


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10. Severe and Enduring Eating Disorders: Concepts and Management

By Paul Robinson


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