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Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is a psychiatric illness that is characterized by extreme weight loss and severe body image distortions. In this study, we are examining changes in body composition, metabolic rate, and reproductive function before and after treatment for AN. More specifically, we are testing the hypotheses that 1)Weight-restored patients with AN have elevated resting energy expenditure (REE) compared to controls, 2) Weight-restored patients with AN have a central disposition of body fat compared to controls, 3) Weight-restored patients with AN who gain the most fat centrally will have the least improvement on psychological measures, 4) Weight-restored patients with AN will have leptin levels out of proportion to body fat mass. It will also investigate the relationship between REE and leptin with respect to the return of menses.
Time Perspective: Prospective
New York State Psychiatric Institute, Unit 98
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:42:50-0400
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The lack or loss of APPETITE accompanied by an aversion to food and the inability to eat. It is the defining characteristic of the disorder ANOREXIA NERVOSA.
An eating disorder that is characterized by the lack or loss of APPETITE, known as ANOREXIA. Other features include excess fear of becoming OVERWEIGHT; BODY IMAGE disturbance; significant WEIGHT LOSS; refusal to maintain minimal normal weight; and AMENORRHEA. This disorder occurs most frequently in adolescent females. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 1994)
A disorder associated with three or more of the following: eating until feeling uncomfortably full; eating large amounts of food when not physically hungry; eating much more rapidly than normal; eating alone due to embarrassment; feeling of disgust, DEPRESSION, or guilt after overeating. Criteria includes occurrence on average, at least 2 days a week for 6 months. The binge eating is not associated with the regular use of inappropriate compensatory behavior (i.e. purging, excessive exercise, etc.) and does not co-occur exclusively with BULIMIA NERVOSA or ANOREXIA NERVOSA. (From DSM-IV, 1994)
Eating an excess amount of food in a short period of time, as seen in the disorder of BULIMIA NERVOSA. It is caused by an abnormal craving for food, or insatiable hunger also known as "ox hunger".
An eating disorder that is characterized by a cycle of binge eating (BULIMIA or bingeing) followed by inappropriate acts (purging) to avert weight gain. Purging methods often include self-induced VOMITING, use of LAXATIVES or DIURETICS, excessive exercise, and FASTING.
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