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Anorexia Nervosa — An Addiction

  • Detlev Ploog

Abstract

In a recent review on the aetiology of Anorexia nervosa G. Hsu listed six main theories which are not mutually exclusive but conceptually distinct. These are: the sociocultural theory, family pathology theory, individual psychodynamic theory, the developmental psychobiology theory, the primary hypothalamic dysfunction theory, and finally the recently renewed contention that anorexia nervosa may be related to affective disorders.

Keywords

Anorexia Nervosa Lateral Hypothalamus Addictive Behavior Food Object Food Stimulus 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Detlev Ploog
    • 1
  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for PsychiatryMunichGermany

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