Peripheral brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in bulimia nervosa: a systematic review.

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Archives of psychiatric nursing, ISSN: 1532-8228, Vol: 28, Issue: 2, Page: 108-13

Publication Year:
2014
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https://works.bepress.com/kathryn_phillips/1; https://knowledgeconnection.mainehealth.org/mmc/116; http://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/nursing-facultypubs/51; https://knowledgeconnection.mainehealth.org/mmc/86
PMID:
24673784
DOI:
10.1016/j.apnu.2013.11.006
Author(s):
Phillips, Kathryn; Keane, Kathleen; Wolfe, Barbara E
Publisher(s):
Elsevier BV
Tags:
Nursing; Animals; Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor; Bulimia Nervosa; Humans; Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; Medicine and Health Sciences
review description
Currently, there is limited understanding of the etiology of BN. While multifaceted etiology is likely, several neurobiological factors may play a role. Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a potential biomarker linked to eating and weight disorders, is one factor of recent investigation. This paper examined studies comparing BDNF blood levels in BN to healthy control (HC) subjects.