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202403.06 Which brain regions are related to reduced body-image disturbance? (Paper publication) Posted in RESEARCH

People with eating disorders have body-image disturbance, such as difficulties in estimating one’s body size and extremely strong negative feelings towards one’s body. Some healthy people also have body-image disturbance and such individuals are more likely to develop symptoms of eating disorders. However, it remained unclear how to reduce body-image disturbance and its related neural responses. This study examined neural responses before and after body-image interventions. We found that visuospatial processing regions were related to improvements in body-size estimation, while socio-cognitive processing regions were related to a decrease in negative feelings toward one’s body. These results are published in Frontiers in Psychiatry as a part of the Research Topic “The Importance of the Body-Mind Relationship in Mental Functioning and Development of Body-Focused Disorders in Adolescence Volume II” (Hamamoto)

https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2024.1337776

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