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Stuck in a Rut: the Neurobiology Behind Anorexia Nervosa’s Stubborn Grip

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Anorexia nervosa is one of the most severe psychiatric illnesses and advances in treatment have been slow. Current work in neuroscience has yielded a promising new avenue for understanding the biology of the illness and developing new treatment approaches. Dr. Steinglass will discuss the central importance of eating behavior in anorexia nervosa, new findings about the neural mechanisms of behavior, and the development of mechanism-based treatment approaches.

Dr. Joanna Steinglass is the Florence Irving Associate Professor in Clinical Psychiatry in the Center for Eating Disorders at Columbia University Medical Center and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Steinglass graduated from Amherst College and received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed her psychiatry training and an NIMH-sponsored research fellowship in eating disorders at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Steinglass has had NIMH and private foundation support since 2006. The focus of her work is both the cognitive neuroscience of anorexia nervosa, and the development of mechanism-based treatments.

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