Hubertus Himmerich

King’s College London

Professor Dr. med. Hubertus Himmerich studied medicine at the University of Mainz (Germany). He received his scientific and clinical training at the Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry in Munich and at the University of Marburg. He gained further clinical experience at the University Hospitals in Aachen and Leipzig. He is currently working as a Consultant Psychiatrist on an inpatient ward for patients with eating disorders at the Bethlem Royal Hospital in London (UK). In 2009 he was appointed Professor for Neurobiology of Affective Disorders at the University of Leipzig and in 2013 Clinical Senior Lecturer in Eating Disorders at King’s College London. His scientific focuses are appetite regulation, psychoimmunology and military mental health. He has led international scientific projects with researchers from Europe, Australia, North and South America, and has published more than 140 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, books and book chapters in German and English.

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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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