The Social Brain in Anorexia Nervosa

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
The Social Brain in Anorexia Nervosa

Eating disorders are severe mental illnesses that include problems related to both social and eating behaviors. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, we examine how brain function and social perceptions differ in anorexia nervosa. We also consider how these neurocognitive differences vary across two stages within the disease – recently ill compared to sustained weight-recovery. In the future, we hope to use these data to reverse-engineer new treatments targeting these biological differences.

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Presented by 
Carrie J. McAdams, M.D., Ph.D.
Carrie J. McAdams, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

2012 Young Investigator Grant

Meet the Scientist Webinar: The Social Brain in Anorexia Nervosa

Moderated by 
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

President and CEO


Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., serves as the President & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the largest private funder of mental health research grants. Dr. Borenstein developed the Emmy-nominated public television program “Healthy Minds,” and serves as host and executive producer of the series. The program, broadcast nationwide, is available online, and focuses on topics in psychiatry in order to educate the public, reduce stigma and offer a message of hope. Dr. Borenstein also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatric News, the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Borenstein is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and serves as the Chair of the Section of Psychiatry at the Academy. He also has served as the President of the New York State Psychiatric Association. Dr. Borenstein earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard and his medical degree at New York University.