Describe the neuroscience of anorexia. Does the characterization of anorexia as a brain disorder surprise you? What are your thoughts on the personal and/or cultural implications of classifying anorexia (and other mental illnesses) in this way, as opposed to a lifestyle choice or a matter of willpower? How might you support a family (or client) who is resistant to this interpretation? What should be included in a treatment plan for best efficacy?
share what factors you find most surprising, as well as any experiences and questions you have about digestive system physiology and pathology presentation. How do anatomical and physiological changes impact digestive pathology presentation? What is the link between digestion and psychology? In this discussion we will explore both concepts, as interest in both managing digestive disorders and psychological presentations represent growing fields.