Dr. Lisa Anderson

Medical School
Twin Cities
Project Title: 
Neural Bases of Eating Disorder Maintenance Mechanisms

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a serious psychiatric disorder associated with significant impairment and increased risk of death. These researchers seek to establish the extent to which neural bases of emotion-related processes (e.g., disgust generalization and extinction processes) contribute to AN symptom expression, as well as determine the extent to which these patterns of neural activity predict AN symptom maintenance. By identifying the neurobiological processes underlying core symptom expression and maintenance in this population, the group's research represents a critical next step needed to develop more precise models of AN and has potential for substantial impact on the development of innovative and effective neurobiologically based treatments for this severe and persistent disorder.

Project Investigators

Dr. Lisa Anderson
Timothy Hendrickson
Erik Lee
Emma Rasmussen
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