Columbia University in the City of New York

BrainSTEM: Anorexia Nervosa


High School


Essential Questions

Why do anorexia nervosa patients make maladaptive food choices? What is the relationship between brain activity and food choices? How can we do a better job of treating anorexia nervosa?



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Source Material

The Stavros Niarchos Brain Insight Lecture, “Stuck in a Rut: The Neurobiology Behind Anorexia Nervosa’s Stubborn Grip.”

By Joanna Steinglass, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.



Created by

Erik Shold
Catherine Colagero

Edited by

Paula Croxson, PhD
Alice Freudenthal Cardoso

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