9. Neurobiological Models: Implications for Patients and Families

  1. Bryan Lask3,4,5 and
  2. Ian Frampton3,6
  1. Ilina Singh1 and
  2. Alina Wengaard2

Published Online: 10 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119998402.ch9

Eating Disorders and the Brain

Eating Disorders and the Brain

How to Cite

Singh, I. and Wengaard, A. (2011) Neurobiological Models: Implications for Patients and Families, in Eating Disorders and the Brain (eds B. Lask and I. Frampton), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119998402.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

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

  3. 5

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

  4. 6

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    London School of Economics and Political Science, London, WC2A 2AE, UK

  2. 2

    Regional Eating Disorders Service, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo Universitetssykehus HF, Ullevåal, 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:

  • towards a comprehensive, causal and explanatory - neuroscience model of anorexia nervosa;
  • neurobiological models, patients' and families' understandings of eating disorders - and receptivity to treatments;
  • aetiological theories of eating disorders - informed by psychoanalytic ideas;
  • better understanding of neurobiological contributions to AN - informing treatments;
  • emotional and cognitive representations, patients feelings - motivatng patients to change;
  • acceptance, that AN is not due to chance or bad luck - predictive factor, readiness to change;
  • cultural perceptions of illness - influential, how patients understand their illness;
  • stigma in psychiatric illnesses - as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and stigma in eating disorders;
  • neuroscientific information, hypothesised to function - seductive detail, processing information;
  • research need, impact of neurobiological account of AN - on patients and their families

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The emergence of neurobiological models

  • Anorexia nervosa and illness representations

  • Impact of a neurobiological model on families' understandings

  • of anorexia nervosa

  • Conclusion

  • References