101865: Serotonin transporter binding after recovery from bulimia nervosa

Volume 45, Issue 3

About the Course:

Physiological and pharmacological studies indicate that altered brain serotonin (5-HT) activity could contribute to a susceptibility to develop appetitive and behavioural alterations that are characteristic of bulimia nervosa (BN).

Journal/Publisher:

Wiley Interscience Journal, International Journal of Eating Disorders

Publication Date:

April 2012

Authors

Rama Pichika PhD; Monte S. Buchsbaum, MD; Ursula Bailer, MD; Carl Hoh, MD; Alex DeCastro, MS; Bradley R. Buchsbaum, PhD; Walter Kaye, MD

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for psychologists, nutrition counselors, neuroimaging researchers, neuroscientists, and dieticians who seek knowledge about eating disorders and the brain.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the parts of the brain rich in the chemical messenger serotonin.

  2. Identify typical serotonin transporter PET scans.

  3. Assess potential links between pharmacotherapy of bulimia and brain imaging findings.

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