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Hungry for reward: How can neuroscience inform the development of treatment for Anorexia Nervosa?

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Dysfunctional reward from the pursuit of thinness presents a major challenge to recovery from Anorexia Nervosa (AN). We explore the neuroscientific basis of aberrant reward in AN, with the aim of generating novel hypotheses for translational investigation, and elucidate disease mechanisms to inform the development of targeted interventions. Relevant neuroimaging and behavioural studies are reviewed. These suggest that altered eating in AN may be a consequence of aberrant reward processing com...

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10.1016/j.brat.2014.07.007

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
Behaviour research and therapy
Volume:
62
Pages:
47-59
Publication date:
2014-11-01
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EISSN:
1873-622X
ISSN:
0005-7967
Source identifiers:
482754
Language:
English
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pubs:482754
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uuid:3ca09946-1773-4735-93b7-23c17b80c91f
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pubs:482754
Deposit date:
2014-09-12

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