10. Implications for Treatment

  1. Bryan Lask1,2,3 and
  2. Ian Frampton1,4
  1. Camilla Lindvall1 and
  2. Bryan Lask1,2,3

Published Online: 10 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119998402.ch10

Eating Disorders and the Brain

Eating Disorders and the Brain

How to Cite

Lindvall, C. and Lask, B. (2011) Implications for Treatment, in Eating Disorders and the Brain (eds B. Lask and I. Frampton), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119998402.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Regional Eating Disorders Service, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo Universitetssykehus HF, Ullevål, Bygg 37, 0407 Oslo, Norway

  2. 2

    Ellern Mede Service for Eating Disorders, 31 Totteridge Common, London, N20 8LR, UK

  3. 3

    Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, WC1N 3JH, UK

  4. 4

    College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Regional Eating Disorders Service, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo Universitetssykehus HF, Ullevål, Bygg 37, 0407 Oslo, Norway

  2. 2

    Ellern Mede Service for Eating Disorders, 31 Totteridge Common, London, N20 8LR, UK

  3. 3

    Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, WC1N 3JH, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 26 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470670033

Online ISBN: 9781119998402

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Keywords:

  • treatment implications;
  • neuroscience of eating disorders - mysterious, complex and irrelevant to treatment;
  • medication, and a novel approach - remediating neurocognitive deficits;
  • eating disorders - among the most misunderstood of all illnesses;
  • psychopharmacology - treatment of eating disorder; comorbidity and relief of distress;
  • psychopharmacology, better established - in bulimia nervosa (BN) and binge-eating disorder (BED);
  • distress relief scenario - intense anxiety at mealtimes, use of anxiolytics;
  • psychological treatment, brain lesions - remediating power of cognitive training;
  • three exercises to ‘seeing the bigger picture’ - Geometric Figures, Optical Illusions and Summarising;
  • enhancing visuospatial abilities - CRT tasks, visuospatial abilities, patient's ability in recognising different objects

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Psychopharmacology

  • The educational context

  • Psychological treatment

  • Conclusion

  • References