Biology & Pharmacology of Eating Disorder

Scientists are still researching possible biochemical or biological causes of eating disorders. In some individuals with eating disorders, certain chemicals in the brain that control hunger, appetite, and digestion have been found to be unbalanced. The exact meaning and implications of these imbalances remain under investigation. Eating disorders often run in families. Current research indicates that there are significant genetic contributions to eating disorders.

  • Antidepressants
  • BDNF - brain-derived neurotropic factor Cortisol
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Over-the Counter Drugs (OTC)
  • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI)

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