Unlocking the causes of eating disorders to develop better interventions

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Description

As well as societal and environmental factors, genes are now seen as contributing to a higher risk of some young people developing eating disorders – particularly in the high-risk age groups from 13-15 and 16-19, when new sources of genetic risk appear.

Professor Tracey Wade, the Dean of Flinders University’s School of Psychology, will present on ‘gene environment interplay in the causality of eating disorders’ at a free public Investigators Lecture in Adelaide on June 15.
Period15 Jun 2016
Event titlepublic Investigators Lecture at Flinders Victoria Square
Event typeSeminar
LocationAdelaide, Australia, South Australia
Degree of RecognitionLocal

Keywords

  • eating disorders
  • genetic vulnerability
  • genes
  • young people
  • anorexia nervosa