Occasionally you will find websites and articles that reference a few key studies, but they are few and far between outside of university or clinical journals and papers.
Our trans-disciplinary research, involving clinicians and neuroscientists, aims to translate research findings into novel treatment strategies. Promoting recovery is at the heart of our work Our work focuses on Anorexia Nervosa.
This severe eating disorder has the highest mortality of any psychiatric disorder and remains one of the most challenging to treat and recover from, with a paucity of evidence based treatments. To develop more effective treatments we need a better understanding of processes underpinning the illness.
I think perfectionism combined with over-analysing is quite a deadly combination. Now I am better, I feel I am dwelling in my body, perhaps for the first time in my adult experience. Quotes from individuals with Anorexia Nervosa We are proud of the innovative way our research brings together cognitive science, neuroscience and experimental psychology.
This integration helps generate a deeper understanding of how cognitive, emotional and bodily processes interact to maintain the illness. In collaboration with world-class neuroscientists our work investigates brain processes underpinning thinking, feeling and experiencing reward, and how these differ for people with Anorexia Nervosa.
Recent research has focused on the role of ruminative thought processes and abnormal reward processing. We aim to translate research findings into developing new forms of treatment and relapse prevention. This grant- " Hungry for reward"- funds two complimentary studies; 1. A multimodal imaging study of neural processing and reward in individuals with current and past Anorexia Nervosa, and 2.
A pilot intervention study of Deep Brain Stimulation targeted at neural reward centres, for individuals with severe enduring Anorexia Nervosa. These studies explore the neural processing and behavioural correlates of aberrant reward and habit formation in Anorexia Nervosa.
This work aims to contribute to develop knowledge of neural processes underpinning Anorexia Nervosa and in tandem develop novel treatment strategies. We are developing an international reputation in the field of Eating Disorders, and have made important advances in understanding the neurobiology of Anorexia Nervosa using functional magnetic resonance imaging, fMRI.
These findings not only help us to better understand the disorder but enable us to push forward with research that is directly relevant to the development of new treatments. Professors Catherine Harmer's group has an international reputation for excellence in the field of neuroscience and neuroimaging.
For more information on eating disorders and finding help go to the beat website.Eating Disorder Hope promotes ending eating disordered behavior, embracing life and pursuing recovery. Our mission is to foster appreciation of one's uniqueness and value in the world, unrelated to appearance, achievement or applause.
Understanding the causes, effects, and treatments of eating disorders are indeed complex; however, progressions in research are shedding light on these once misunderstood diseases, answering intricate questions, and bringing hope to eating disorder sufferers with promising outcomes.
In a nationally representative survey, 95% of respondents with bulimia nervosa, 79% with binge eating disorder, and 56% with anorexia nervosa met criteria for at least one other psychiatric disorder. 64% of those with bulimia nervosa met criteria for three or more co-occurring psychiatric disorders.
Our work focuses on Anorexia Nervosa. This severe eating disorder has the highest mortality of any psychiatric disorder and remains one of the most challenging to treat and recover from, with a paucity of evidence based treatments.
Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder manifested when a person refuses to eat an adequate amount of food or is unable to maintain the minimal weight for a person's body mass index (BMI).
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