Sex Differences in Adolescent Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa: Beyond the Signs and Symptoms.


Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. [Email]


We review research related to sex differences in eating disorders (EDs) in adolescents. Prior work has explored clinical differences; thus, we examine literature in areas identified as playing an etiological or maintenance role in EDs including: genetics, hormones, neurocognitive inefficiencies, and reward circuitry.


Adolescents,Anorexia nervosa,Bulimia nervosa,Eating disorders,Gonadal hormones,Neurobiology,Reward circuitry,Sex differences,