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Title

Neurobiology of Eating Disorders

Status

Open

Project Description

This program uses behavioral tasks together with modern biologic techniques, such as brain imaging, in order to study brain function in children, adolescents, and adults. Through such work, we aim to identify mechanisms for serious psychiatric disorders, how such mechanisms change over time, and the effect of certain interventions on behavior and associated brain function. By increasing our understanding of how these brain mechanisms contribute to and shape mental illness, we expect to better identify effective treatments for individual patients.
Our program currently focuses on two main areas of study:
Our primary area of interest is the study of Eating Disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder.  We use brain imaging methods to evaluate the brain reward system and test cognitive flexibility in EDs.   

Mentor Name

Frank, Guido

Mentor Location

The Childrens Hospital

Mentor Contact Number

720-777-1909 

Mentor Contact Email

Guido.Frank@ucdenver.edu 

Specialty

Enter Choice #1

Preceptor Name

 

Student

 

Department

Psychiatry

Funding Department/Program

Psychiatry and Developmental Neuroscience

Area of Study

Developmental Neuroscience, Brain and Behavior - Child; Neuroscience, Brain and Behavior - Adult

Populations

Women

Method(s)

Clinical Imaging

Disease or Symptom

Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities

Faculty/Lab Website

http://www.uchsc.edu/psychiatry/research/eating_and_aggression

Display on public listings?

No

Attachments

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Last modified at 7/31/2013 1:03 PM by Watts, Katie