Can neuroscience help defeat anorexia?

Anorexia is a very serious mental health problem that has a wide range of dangerous consequences for anyone for suffers from it. Traditionally it has proved exceptionally difficult to treat, but now it seems that neuroscience may be getting closer to offering a solution to the problem. Recently there has been considerable insight into the condition, which may help doctors find a way to overcome it in individuals. To understand how it might be defeated we need to first understand what the condition is. There is a perception that anorexia is simply a mental health issue that causes people to become very skinny. Unfortunately the truth is much darker than simply an illness that produces weight loss. Anorexia is a disease in a very real sense of the word and…


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