Changing the Way the World Thinks About Eating Disorders
Each month The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation hosts a Meet the Scientist Webinar featuring a researcher discussing the latest findings related to mental illness. In December, 2019, the Foundation featured Dr. Cynthia Bulik of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Description: Genetic research has encouraged us to think not only about the psychiatric aspects of anorexia nervosa, but also about metabolic factors. Anorexia nervosa can be life threatening and strikes individuals of all genders and backgrounds. Recent advances in genetic research have revealed significant genetic correlations not only with other psychiatric disorders, but also with a broad range of metabolic and anthropometric (body measurement) factors. This work leads us to question whether we could improve outcomes of illness by intervening on both psychiatric and metabolic levels. Dr. Bulik will also introduce the next generation of research, namely the Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI).Learn more at https://www.bbrfoundation.org/event/changing-way-world-thinks-about-eating-disorders Visit us on the web: https://www.bbrfoundation.org If you like this presentation, please share it!