Cost-based anorexia: a novel framework to model anorexia nervosa

Rowland, Neil E. and Atalayer, Deniz and Cervantez, Melissa R. and Minaya, Dulce M. and Splane, Emily C. (2018) Cost-based anorexia: a novel framework to model anorexia nervosa. Appetite, 130 . pp. 50-58. ISSN 0195-6663 (Print) 1095-8304 (Online)

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Anorexia nervosa (AN) is an eating disorder that is thought to emerge through biological predisposition(s) within sociocultural context(s). Practical and ethical concerns limit study of the etiology of this disorder in humans, and in particular the biological aspects. Laboratory animal models have a pivotal role in advancing our understanding of the neurobiological, physiological and behavioral aspects of this disorder, and developing new treatment strategies. One shortcoming of animal models, including activity based anorexia (ABA) in rodents, is that they cannot fully capture the contextual aspects of AN. In this article we discuss the merits of an alternate approach, cost-based anorexia (CBA). CBA is conceptually founded in behavioral economics and its magnitude is influenced by several relevant contextual aspects of feeding.
Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Academic programs > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Deniz Atalayer
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2023 20:56
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2023 20:56

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