Cerebral Blood Flow After Recovery from AN or BN

Reprinted from Eating Disorders Review
September/October 2007 Volume 18, Number 5
©2007 Gürze Books

Until recently little was known about the status of regional cerebral blood flow in recovered anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN) patients.

After studying 10 recovered restricting-type AN patients, 8 recovered BN patients, and 18 healthy controls, Dr. Guido Frank and colleagues concluded that regional cerebral blood flow normalizes with long-term recovery, and it is unlikely that altered regional cerebral blood flow contributes to changes in serotonin or dopamine function in those who have recovered from AN or BN (Int J Eat Disord 2007; 40:488).

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