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Introduction to eating disorders

In this video by the Università di Torino we begin our introduction of eating disorders, including the role that society might play in their genesis

Eating disorders are a complex entity.

We can distinguish very different level of eating disorders analysis, starting from society, to family, to the individual and to components of the individuals, such as genes, neurons or synapses. The role of society in eating disorders means that their definition and their perception can shift with time, and new disorders can emerge, such as ortorexia or bigorexia.

In this step, we will introduce the topic of eating disorders. The remaining step of this activity will focus on the separate points – from orthorexia to the neuroimaging correlates of anorexia or bulimia.

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