Journal article

An Overlooked Brain Region in the Aetiology of Anorexia Nervosa: The Importance of Behaviourally Driven Neuroimaging Analysis

Andrea Phillipou, David Jonathan Castle, Larry Allen Abel, Caroline Gurvich, Susan Lee Rossell

JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL NEUROSCIENCE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

The neurobiological contributions to anorexia nervosa (AN) remain poorly understood, hindering the development of effective neurobiological treatments such as medications and brain stimulation. A large number of studies have been undertaken utilising neuroimaging techniques, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to gain a better understanding of the brain mechanisms involved in the illness. However, the analyses undertaken by many studies have utilised a whole-brain analytical approach as much of this research has been exploratory in nature. This is, however, problematic as small brain regions that differ between groups may not have the statistical power to produce statistically signific..

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