Building a model of the aetiology of eating disorders by translating experimental neuroscience into clinical practice

L. Southgate, K. Tchanturia, J. Treasure

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Abstract

Background: Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa is poorly accepted and largely ineffective.
Aim: To develop an explanatory model for the development and maintenance of Eating Disorders which utilizes neuroscience data.
Method: The literature on neurosciences in eating disorders was reviewed and incorporated into a biopsychosocial model.
Results: The system of social functioning mediated by emotional and cognitive information processing is central to this model. This system is vulnerable because of the developmental changes in adolescence.
Conclusions: This model proposes testable hypotheses and also has implications for the development of novel approaches to treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberN/A
Pages (from-to)553-566
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Mental Health
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005

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