Reward processing in healthy adolescents and adolescents with Anorexia nervosa
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a severe eating disorder that predominantly affects young females and typically begins in adolescence. These studies aimed to understand the underlying neurobiology of adolescent AN by assessing brain response to primary and secondary rewards. The first study used a longitudinal design to understand not only the effect of weight restoration on brain function, but to try to establish heightened reward system responsiveness at a low weight as a predictive biomarker of AN treatment outcomes. The second study replicated this association of reward sensitivity and treatment ...
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