About anorexia nervosa

  • Our Research Aim

    To better understand how visual and emotional information is processed in people with anorexia nervosa, and how this relates to the symptoms they experience and their clinical outcomes.

  • Interviews

    We invite you to watch our featured interviews with experts and individuals discussing anorexia nervosa.

    A special thanks to the generous and courageous individuals who participated in the making of this series.

  • Anorexia Nervosa

    Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a psychiatric condition that is characterized by abnormally low weight and refusal to maintain a minimally normal weight. It is accompanied by intense fear of weight gain or being "fat," even when underweight, and denial of the seriousness of the effects of extreme weight loss. It is also associated with a distorted perception of the body, and one’s self-worth being overly influenced by body weight or shape.

Director: Jamie Feusner, M.D.

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