​Inflammation and Neuroprogression in Anorexia Nervosa

​In this PhD project we want to study increased inflammation and clinical signs of neuroprogression such as impaired social cognition and loss of emotional regulation capacity in patients with anorexia. Inflammation is also associated with neurodegeneration in schizophrenia and Mood Disorders.

​Together with the Department of Eating Disorders, Psychiatric Center Ballerup, a PhD project is started in 2019: "Inflammation and Neuroprogression in Anorexia Nervosa".

 
Purpose: The idea is to investigate whether patients with anorexia have increased inflammation in the body and whether this is associated with clinical signs of neuroprogression such as decreased social cognition, loss of emotional regulation capacity and also psychopathology.
 
Method: Thus, we will measure inflammatory parameters, metabolites in the kynurenin pathway, and utilize the large amount of data already collected for these patients by virtue of the PROLED study including social cognition.


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