Tyrosine supplementation as an adjunct treatment in anorexia nervosa - a noradrenergic repletion hypothesis

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Taylor & Francis (Routledge): STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Titles
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Journal Article
Citation:
Advances in Eating Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice, 2013, 1 (2), pp. 161 - 168
Issue Date:
2013-03-21
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Anorexia nervosa (AN) is accompanied by an increased frequency of pre-morbid anxiety. Anxiety disorders are associated with increased brain activity of catecholamines, especially noradrenaline. It has been hypothesized that noradrenergic dysregulation may be a major factor in the causation of AN.
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