Special Issue "Advances in Eating Disorders"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: eating disorders; emotion regulation; cognitive behavioral therapy; personality; new technologies; neuropsychology; obesity
Interests: behavioral addictions; gambling disorder; gaming disorder; buying-shopping disorder; sex addiction; food addiction; interventions based on new technologies
Eating disorders are a group of mental disorders characterized by an altered food intake and the presence of inappropriate behaviors for the control of body weight, framed as an excessive concern regarding one’s weight and figure. These disorders lead to physical and psychosocial functioning problems in the patients. Although cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the first-line evidence-based treatment for eating disorders, a growing body of research has provided strong empirical support for new potential therapeutic tools in the treatment of eating disorders. While we are far from having definitive solutions, scientific understanding of the treatment of eating disorders has developed significantly in recent years. Some of these advances in the management of eating disorders have included the complementary use of new technologies, as well as the use of virtual reality exposure therapy, or the use of ecological momentary assessment approaches. Moreover, cognitive rehabilitation, implicit–explicit emotion regulation strategies, neuromodulation techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), and even neurosurgery, among others, appear as potential effective therapeutic tools for the treatment of eating disorders. Likewise, identifying both possible trajectories of treatment outcome and clinical phenotypes would allow for the most appropriate treatment to be applied to each patient. This Special Issue will address the most recent and relevant scientific findings regarding advances in the treatment of eating disorders.
Dr. Zaida Aguera
Dr. Susana Jiménez-Murcia
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- eating disorders
- clinical phenotypes
- treatment trajectories
- new technologies
- virtual reality
- cognitive rehabilitation