A new study has found that brain circuits that normally drive eating are less responsive to hunger in individuals with anorexia nervosa, potentially explaining why individuals with the disorder are not motivated to eat. 

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The American Journal of Psychiatry

Getting to Know Eating Disorders Treatment Center

Eating Disorders Treatment Center

UC San Diego Health

Overview of treatment experience at Eating Disorders Treatment Center.

A 360° View - Eating Disorders Program

Rady Children's Hospital

Dr. Donald Kearns shares a moving letter from a grateful parent.

Brain Imaging and Eating Disorders

Walter H. Kaye, MD, Director

How Brain Imaging Research has helped develop innovative treatments for eating disorders patients.

Treatment Programs

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Our treatment programs include three separate clinics: Pediatric, Adolescent, and Adult, offering 10-hour and 6-hour Day Treatment and Intensive Outpatient programs. Staffed with expert physicians and psychologists, the inpatient unit provides medical stabilization of abnormal cardiovascular function and helps those who are severely underweight and require nutritional restoration under expert care. Finally, our one-week intensive family therapy programs for adolescents and adults provide 40 hours of psychoeducation, DBT skills, and family based treatment. Ideal for families who are transitioning between levels of care, or are lacking evidence-based practitioners where they live.

Research in Eating Disorders

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