Talk Prof. Louis Charland (Lecture series)

Talk Prof. Louis Charland (Lecture series)

13.11.2018 12:15 – 13:15

Anorexia Nervosa as a Passion: A Contemporary Case Study in Psychopathology and the Affective Sciences

Contemporary diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa explicitly refer to affective states of fear and anxiety regarding weight gain, as well as a fixed and very strong attachment to the pursuit of thinness as an overarching personal goal. Yet current treatments for that condition often have a decidedly cognitive orientation and the exact nature of the contribution of affective states and processes to anorexia nervosa remains largely uncharted theoretically. Taking my inspiration from the history of psychiatry, I argue that conceptualizing anorexia nervosa as a passion is a promising way forward in both our understanding and treatment of that condition.


Bâtiment: Campus Biotech

H8.01 D

Organisé par

Centre interfacultaire en sciences affectives (CISA)


Louis Charland, Western University

entrée libre


Catégorie: Séminaire

Mots clés: CISA

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