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An Evolutionary Perspective of Anorexia Nervosa (Adapted to Flee Famine Hypothesis PART 1)

Season #3 Episode #28

I am SO excited to be starting a 7-part series all about the Adapted to Flee Famine Hypothesis! A theory by Clinical Psychologist & Evolutionary Biologist Dr. Shan Guisinger, the AFFH takes an evolutionary perspective of Anorexia Nervosa. In this first episode, you'll learn:

  • Why the current definition of Anorexia Nervosa is not comprehensive
  • Why the current stereotype of Anorexia leads to not feeling "sick enough" 
  • My own story with the Anorexia stereotype
  • A brief overview of the Adapted to Flee Famine Hypothesis (AFFH)
  • How illnesses can be seen from different analytical perspectives

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YouTube video of this episode: https://youtu.be/YPEGb5PCh8o
Blog post of this episode: https://livlabelfree.com/blog/an-evolutionary-perspective-of-anorexia-nervosa-adapted-to-flee-famine-hypothesis-part-1

Adapted to Flee Famine Hypothesis FULL TEXT: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14599241/

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