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Int J Eat Disord. 2017 Sep;50(9):1014-1017. doi: 10.1002/eat.22742. Epub 2017 Jul 29.

A translational neuroscience approach to body image disturbance and its remediation in anorexia nervosa.

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Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, 90095.

Abstract

Deviant perception of the body is a fundamental component of anorexia nervosa. Here we offer a potential mechanistic explanation that involves perturbations within the visual system and the brain circuits that modulate perceptual organization. Based on the model proposed, we also suggest a mechanistic strategy for altering neuronal activity in the visual system to normalize perception of the body, and set out a strategy for empirically testing its clinical application.

KEYWORDS:

anorexia nervosa; body image; visual cortex

PMID:
28755487
PMCID:
PMC5752143
DOI:
10.1002/eat.22742
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