Saturday, January 20

Jamie Feusner, the director of the UCLA Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder Research Program, is researching a new treatment focusing on how patients with anorexia nervosa can train to change the way they visually perceive their body. (Photo Courtesy of Chris Jon)

Researchers’ treatment helps anorexic patients see appearance holistically

UCLA researchers are developing a new treatment for patients with anorexia nervosa to help change the way they see their bodies. Jamie Feusner, a UCLA associate professor of psychiatry and director of the UCLA Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder Research Program, said the treatment his team is working on focuses on how patients unconsciously perceive their bodies, which he said is a less explored aspect of anorexia. Read more...

Jamie Feusner, the director of the UCLA Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder Research Program, is researching a new treatment focusing on how patients with anorexia nervosa can train to change the way they visually perceive their body. (Photo Courtesy of Chris Jon)

Experts from across the United States spoke at the UCLA Conference on Art, Neuroscience and Psychiatry over the weekend. The conference focused on the integration of art and neuroscience to create new therapies for neurological disorders such as autism. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Sports editor)
Experts from across the United States spoke at the UCLA Conference on Art, Neuroscience and Psychiatry over the weekend. The conference focused on the integration of art and neuroscience to create new therapies for neurological disorders such as autism. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Sports editor)