Special Issue "Anorexia Nervosa"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019).
Interests: anorexia nervosa; obesity; psychooncology; psychotherapy
Interests: anorexia nervosa; brain–gut axis; hunger and satiety; obesity; psychogastroenterology; psychoendocrinology
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a severe eating disorder characterized by substantial underweight (Body Mass Index BMI ≤ 17.5 kg/m²). Further core symptoms of the disorder encompass an intensive fear of gaining weight and body image disturbances. AN is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality and often shows a long-standing course. Quality of life is poor and the burden placed on individuals, families, and society is high. Although in recent years progress has been made in the understanding of how this disorder is developed and maintained and how affected patients can be treated, many unmet challenges remain in the management of AN. The purpose of this Special Issue is to give an update on the evidence concerning a broad range of topics related to AN, encompassing findings on pathophysiology and pathopsychology of AN, complications as well as novel and innovative treatments of the disease and bring together world-renowned experts in the field.
Prof. Dr. Stephan Zipfel
Prof. Dr. Andreas Stengel
Prof. Dr. Katrin Giel
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- Anorexia nervosa
- Body image
- Body weight
- Eating disorders
- Emotion regulation
- Physical activity