Translational approaches to understanding anorexia nervosa
Article first published online: 25 APR 2005
Copyright © 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Special Issue: Special Issue on Anorexia Nervosa
Volume 37, Issue S1, pages S10–S14, 2005
How to Cite
Klein, D. A. and Walsh, B. T. (2005), Translational approaches to understanding anorexia nervosa. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 37: S10–S14. doi: 10.1002/eat.20108
- Issue published online: 25 APR 2005
- Article first published online: 25 APR 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 29 DEC 2004
- anorexia nervosa;
- animal models;
- translational research
Translational research has fostered significant gains in neuroscience and psychiatry and has been identified by the NIMH as a “priority area” for further funding. As applied to anorexia nervosa (AN), “translational research” describes the application of principles and methodologies employed in related fields to advance the understanding, and ultimately treatment and prevention, of this disorder. Several promising areas of translational research in AN are identified. Such research, particularly when linked to a conceptual framework, offers the potential of lending much-needed novel insight into this challenging and enigmatic disorder. © 2005 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.