Translating Experimental Neuroscience into Treatment of Eating Disorders: Two Examples

Ulrike Schmidt, Anna Oldershaw, Annemarie van Elburg

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Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a serious mental disorder with impaired functioning including not only the cognitive and socio-emotional but also physical domains. Improved treatments, especially for adults with AN, are urgently needed. The insights gained from basic research in experimental animal models and the advent of cognitive neuroscience have produced major advances in our understanding of the condition, but translating these into clinical research or practice remains a challenge. We describe here what the eating disorders field can gain from schizophrenia research in this area. We use the example of socio-emotional impairments in AN to describe the iterative process between basic research and intervention development for neurobiologically informed and based treatments for this condition and briefly touch on some other examples that stem from translational science.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBehavioral Neurobiology of Eating Disorders
EditorsRoger A.H. Adan, Walter H. Kaye
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-15131-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-15130-9
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameCurrent Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)1866-3370
ISSN (Electronic)1866-3389


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