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Advancing our understanding of the neurobiology of anorexia nervosa: Translation into treatment

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Lasse Bang, Janet Treasure, Øyvind Rø, Andreas Joos

Original languageEnglish
Article number38
JournalJournal of Eating Disorders
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

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Abstract

A wealth of studies has investigated the neurobiological underpinnings of anorexia nervosa. In our letter to the editor, we point to a number of ways in which the advances in our understanding of the neurobiology of anorexia nervosa - focusing on neuroimaging studies of brain structure and function - can be translated into treatment. We point to how such advances can: inform psychological treatment, be implemented in psychoeducation, point to novel therapeutic targets, lead to the identification of biomarkers, and expand our vocabulary for how we think and talk about anorexia nervosa.

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