The Social Brain in Anorexia Nervosa

Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 2:00 pm EST
Meet the Scientist - January 2018

Eating disorders are severe mental illnesses that include problems related to both social and eating behaviors. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, we examine how brain function and social perceptions differ in anorexia nervosa. We also consider how these neurocognitive differences vary across two stages within the disease – recently ill compared to sustained weight-recovery. In the future, we hope to use these data to reverse-engineer new treatments targeting these biological differences.

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Presented by 
Carrie J. McAdams, M.D., Ph.D.
Carrie J. McAdams, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

2012 Young Investigator Grant
Moderated by 
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

President and CEO

Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., serves as the President & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the largest private funder of mental health research grants. Dr. Borenstein developed the public television program Healthy Minds and serves as host of the series. The program, which is broadcast nationwide, focuses on topics in psychiatry in order to educate the public, reduce stigma and offer a message of hope. Dr. Borenstein also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatric News, the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association and as an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.