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.