#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Understanding Anorexia Nervosa – Angela Guarda, M.D.
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#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Understanding Anorexia Nervosa – Angela Guarda, M.D.

August 14, 2019

>>Patients with anorexia nervosa, the most lethal psychiatric condition, feel compelled to diet and exercise despite negative consequences. Restricting food becomes automatic and consuming high calorie
foods causes anxiety. My name is Angela Guarda
and I’m the director of the Johns Hopkins
Eating Disorders Program. Our research group works to improve treatment for anorexia nervosa and to understand it’s addictive nature. We study how dieting affects hunger, stress, and rewards signals, and their impact on decision making regarding what and when to eat. By altering brain and gut function, starvation contributes
to anorexic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. To correct preoccupations
with food and body shape, we must first restore weight and re-learn normal eating behavior. Here, at Johns Hopkins, we are advancing the understanding of this serious disorder and helping our patients fully recover and return to a productive,
meaningful life. (calming melodic music)

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  1. Hopkins ruined my life. I never had an eating disorder. I had chronic Lyme. Their force feeding of processed junk food nearly killed me.

  2. I was at an NIH anorexia study for 6 months. It was not terrible. The staff were kind but the doctors were assholes. The worst part was that after they used me up and set me free…there was zero aftercare. I came back to Idaho and they never cared about me again and they never, ever, let me know if my time as a guinea pig helped others or changed diagnosis or treatment.

  3. They believe in their system so much they don’t even think about the fact that everyone’s body is different

  4. JHM: this is how things are and how to treat them!!!
    Literally everyone with an eating disorder in the comments: literally no please listen to us for once instead???

  5. My friend was suffering from Anorexia nervosa from very past. He came to know about Planet Ayurveda through one of his friend. He was prescribed with Digestion support capsules and still using it. Amazing results are there, his weight has been increased by 4-5 kgs in 4 months.

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