Adolescent brain structure and mental health analysis could provide early interventions for eating disorders.

July 2020

This study led by King’s College London gives important insight into the development of eating disorders as well as the biological and behavioural trajectories over time.

This study analysed data from 1386 healthy adolescents from eight countries. It looked at adolescents who developed three types of disordered eating behaviours to those who didn’t at ages 14, 16 and 19. It found differences in various brain areas and the mental health of these adolescents. These findings hope to support early interventions and approaches to help those with eating disorders.

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