6. Body-image Disturbance

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

Published Online: 10 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119998402.ch6

Eating Disorders and the Brain

Eating Disorders and the Brain

How to Cite

Øverås, M. (2011) Body-image Disturbance, in Eating Disorders and the Brain (eds B. Lask and I. Frampton), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119998402.ch6

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

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:

  • body-image disturbance - core symptom of all eating disorders;
  • body-image disturbance, at discharge - and higher rates of relapse;
  • body image definition - body image, and how they are constructed in the brain;
  • Bruch, the first in describing body image - a central feature in eating disorders;
  • perceptual aspect, how we experience our body - attitudinal aspect, evaluation of the body;
  • body image, constructed in brain - through somatotopic representations, sensory homunculi;
  • primary somatosensory cortex, different parts - information from parts of the body;
  • body-image distortions, brain lesions – the way people organise information;
  • right parietal lobe damage, and neglect syndrome - anosognosiafor hemiplegia, lesions in cortex;
  • neuroscience research, failure in locating areas in brain - with body-image disturbance

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What is body image?

  • How is body image constructed in the brain?

  • Body-image disturbance in eating disorders

  • The neuroscience of body-image distortion in anorexia nervosa

  • Conclusion

  • References