Eating disorders

Mental health

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Identifying risk for eating disorders

Lead researcher

Dr Sylvane Desrivières


King's College London


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Project title: Establishing causal relationships between biopsychosocial predictors and correlates of eating disorders and their mediation by neural pathways.

Dr Sylvane Desrivières' research aims to identify true risk factors for eating disorders and understand how they contribute to the development of the specific aspects of the disorders, including behaviours related to reward and punishment, cognitive control and emotional processes.

This knowledge will help to improve prevention and treatment of eating disorders.

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