11. Future Directions

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

Published Online: 10 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119998402.ch11

Eating Disorders and the Brain

Eating Disorders and the Brain

How to Cite

Frampton, I. and Lask, B. (2011) Future Directions, in Eating Disorders and the Brain (eds B. Lask and I. Frampton), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119998402.ch11

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

  4. 4

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

  • future directions, potential neurobiological basis - for eating disorders, trend in psychiatry;
  • role of brain in psychiatric disorders - origins of neuropsychiatry and neurophysiology;
  • new technologies, and neurobiological bases of psychological processes - neuroscientific account of eating disorders;
  • neuroscience perspective - reframing psychological causal factors, at neurobiological levels;
  • causal neuroscience accounts - saying something about specific comorbidities in patients;
  • reforming eating-disorder diagnoses - Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5 (DSM-5) for adult and child patients;
  • eating-disorders research community - and global neuropsychological assessment battery, the Ravello Profile;
  • psychological treatments - neuroscience, why no first-line approach for AN has been identified;
  • neuroscience, and prevention efforts - reliable biomarkers, risk detected prior to manifest disorder;
  • ‘connectomics,’ an emerging field - mapping regions of brain containing millions of cells

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Cause

  • Assessment and diagnosis

  • Treatment

  • Prevention

  • Future directions

  • Conclusion

  • References