© 2011

Behavioral Neurobiology of Eating Disorders

  • Roger A.H. Adan
  • Walter H. Kaye

Part of the Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences book series (CTBN, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Lisa Rachelle Riso Lilenfeld
    Pages 3-16
  3. Nicolette Siep, Anita Jansen, Remco Havermans, Anne Roefs
    Pages 17-33
  4. Walter H. Kaye, Angela Wagner, Julie L. Fudge, Martin Paulus
    Pages 37-57
  5. Ursula F. Bailer, Walter H. Kaye
    Pages 59-79
  6. Eric Stice, Sonja Yokum, David Zald, Alain Dagher
    Pages 81-93
  7. Guido K. W. Frank
    Pages 95-110
  8. Hans-Christoph Friederich, Wolfgang Herzog
    Pages 111-123
  9. Howard Steiger, Kenneth R. Bruce, Patricia Groleau
    Pages 125-138
  10. Laura M. Thornton, Suzanne E. Mazzeo, Cynthia M. Bulik
    Pages 141-156
  11. Sietske G. Helder, David A. Collier
    Pages 157-175
  12. Kristen M. Culbert, Sarah E. Racine, Kelly L. Klump
    Pages 177-185
  13. Palmiero Monteleone
    Pages 189-208
  14. Martien J. H. Kas, Roger A. H. Adan
    Pages 209-227
  15. R. A. H. Adan, J. J. G. Hillebrand, U. N. Danner, S. Cardona Cano, M. J. H. Kas, L. A. W. Verhagen
    Pages 229-250
  16. Ulrike Schmidt, Anna Oldershaw, Annemarie van Elburg
    Pages 253-268
  17. Nancy L. Zucker, David Herzog, Ashley Moskovich, Rhonda Merwin, Tammy Lin
    Pages 289-314
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 315-319

About this book


This book describes the current state of the art of the neurobiology of eating disorders and provides the latest insights and ideas in the eating disorders field. Important breakthroughs improved our understanding of the etiology of eating disorders. Due to neuropsychological studies we understand better which alterations underlie disturbed cognitive processing in anorexia nervosa and combined with imaging and genetics help to understand the underlying neural circuitry and genetic pathways. A new concept arises that anorexia nervosa is a neurodevelopmental striatocortical disorder. Perhaps the most important aspect of new insights into how symptoms are coded in the brain is that this provides new targets for developing more effective therapies. Because of the critical need to advance treatment, several chapters from pioneers in this field have been included . In summary, based upon the knowledge described in this book the editors hope that people in the eating disorder field get inspired to explore new horizons for therapeutic interventions that are based upon the new insights.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Roger A.H. Adan
    • 1
  • Walter H. Kaye
    • 2
  1. 1.Neuroscience, Dept. PharmacologyRudolf Magnus Institute ofUtrechtNetherlands
  2. 2.Dept. PsychiatryUniversity of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Behavioral Neurobiology of Eating Disorders
  • Editors Roger A.H. Adan
    Walter H. Kaye
  • Series Title Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-15130-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-26668-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-15131-6
  • Series ISSN 1866-3370
  • Series E-ISSN 1866-3389
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 322
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
    Behavioral Therapy
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