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Why Don’t You Just Eat? Understanding the Role of Brain Reward Circuits in Eating Disorders

A Part of SunCloud's Continuing Education Series of Events

Why Don’t You Just Eat? Understanding the Role of Brain Reward Circuits in Eating Disorders
Presented by: Guido Frank, MD
January 19, 2024

Topics to Be Covered:      

  • How fear of eating interacts with brain reward circuits
  • How food restriction or binge eating can alter brain circuits

How fearful conditioning has long-term effects on treatment outcomes,

Dr. Frank has been funded through the National Institute of Mental Health and numerous private foundation grants for the past fifteen years to study the biological domains that underlie eating disorder-related behaviors in youth and adults. His research has introduced computational modeling to the eating disorders field. His overarching goal is to develop translational models that bridge clinical presentation with neuroscience to develop more effective treatments. 

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About the Speaker

Guido Frank, MD
 Guido Frank, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of California.

Dr. Frank is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, and a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist. He earned his medical degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany, as well as trained in psychosomatics at the Center for Behavioral Health Klinik Roseneck, Prien, Germany, and then at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, and the University of California San Diego, USA.

Dr. Frank is a clinician-researcher who has studied the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders for the past 25 years. He is also a trained psychotherapist and applies neurobiological knowledge to inform psychotherapeutic treatment. In addition, he is an expert consultant to local and national law firms. He has received multiple awards for mentoring, research, and teaching.


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Joint Accreditation Statement: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Galen Mental Health.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Amedco Joint Accreditation #4008163.


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