Psilocybin as a Novel Pharmacotherapy for Treatment-Refractory Anorexia Nervosa
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Neurobiological Underpinnings of Anorexia Nervosa
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2020 (Open) Submit Now
Sarah Maguire, PhD
InsideOut Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Research Interests: Eating Disorders, Neuropsychology; Psychopathology; Creativity and Innovation; User Experience; Health System Reform; Anorexia Nervosa
About This Topic
Anorexia nervosa, is a type of eating disorder, is characterized by weight loss (or lack of appropriate weight gain in growing children); difficulties maintaining an appropriate body weight for height, age, and stature; and, in many individuals, distorted body image. Anorexia nervosa is a psychological and potentially life-threatening eating disorder, can cause extreme and dangerous eating behaviorsis. These extreme eating behaviors cause other serious health problems and sometimes death. Anorexia is more common among girls and women than boys and men. In one recent study, 13% of American women over 50 had signs of an eating disorder. In addition, studies have found that many people with anorexia also have other mental health problems such as depression or anxiety. In this special edition, we invite submissions that show case new, inventive and original approaches to longstanding issues in anorexia nervosa assessment, treatment and research. Original research reports, review articles, communications, and perspectives are welcome in all areas pertinent to this topic. All accepted papers will be published free of charge.
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Title: Dopaminergic activity and exercise behavior in Anorexia nervosa
Authors: Sasha Gorrell, Daniel Le Grange
Affiliation: University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, United States
Title: Neural Response to High and Low Energy Food Images in Anorexia Nervosa
Authors: Nasim Foroughi 1, Brooke Donnelly 2, Mark Williams 3, Michael Kohn 4, Simon Clarke 4, Perminder Sachdev 5, Stephen Touyz 2, Sloane Madden 6, Phillipa Hay 1,7
1. School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney, NSW, Australia
2. School of Psychology, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
3. Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia
4. Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
5. Discipline of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia
6. Department of Psychological Medicine, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network Sydney, NSW, Australia
7. Translational Health Research Institute, School of Medicine, Western Sydney University, NSW Australia
Title: Chew and Spit (CHSP) in the context of Anorexia Nervosa: parallels and divergences
Authors: Phillip Aouad 1, Kristin Stedal 2
1. University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
2. Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
Title: Electroconvulsive therapy and transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of severe anorexia nervosa
Authors: Amanda Baker 1, Lisa McMurray 2
1. University of Vienna, Austria and University of Ottawa, Canada
2. FRCPC,The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, Canada
Psilocybin as a Novel Pharmacotherapy for Treatment-Refractory Anorexia Nervosa
Received: 08 April 2021; Published: 24 June 2021; doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2102102
Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is a major health problem with one of the highest mortalities and treatment costs of any psychiatric condition. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is currently the most widely used treatment for AN in adults but provides remission rates ≤ 50%. Treatment drop-out is exceedingly high and those that persevere [...]
Exploring Potential Neurobiological Parallels of Restrictive Behaviour: Anorexia Nervosa and Chew and Spit (CHSP)
by Phillip Aouad , Kristin Stedal and Nerissa Soh
Received: 05 May 2020; Published: 18 August 2020; doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2003070
Consensus for where along the eating disorder spectrum the pathological eating behaviour of Chew and Spit (CHSP) falls has been a point of contention in academic literature. Using the case of Mary1, a 30 year old female from Australia who has engaged in excessive restrictive behaviour, was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa [...]
Neurostimulation Approaches in the Treatment of Severe Anorexia Nervosa
by Amanda Baker
Received: 04 May 2020; Published: 07 August 2020; doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2003069
Psychiatry is seeking interventions that could reliably sustain weight gain and psychosomatic recovery of patients with severe anorexia nervosa (AN). Currently, patients with AN, even after receiving individually-tailored therapeutic interventions, often relapse following marginal weight restoration. Also, the evidence regarding the effectiven [...]
Neurochemical System Involved in Anorexia Nervosa
Received: 19 November 2019; Published: 13 April 2020; doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2002055
Anorexia nervosa is a psychiatric disorder, the etiopathogenesis of which is still not fully understood. Currently, the most accredited model is a multifactorial model, which involves interaction between predisposing factors of biological nature, partly genetically determined, and psychological/personological and environmental socio-cultural [...]
Dopaminergic Activity and Exercise Behavior in Anorexia Nervosa
Received: 03 December 2019; Published: 23 March 2020; doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2001053
Driven exercise (i.e., the tendency to exercise in excess to influence weight/shape or regulate emotion) is difficult to manage in the context of anorexia nervosa, and is associated with poorer treatment outcomes, and psychological and medical severity. Driven exercise is observed in a considerable number of those diagnosed with anorexia nervo [...]
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