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Keeping the Body in Mind | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 2165-7025

Journal of Novel Physiotherapies
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Keeping the Body in Mind

Gilles Lafargue* and Marion Luyat
Department of Psychology, University of Lille 3, F-59650 Villeneuve d’Ascq, France, and Laboratory of Functional Neuroscience and Pathology EA 4559, University of Lille 2, F- 59000 Lille, France
Corresponding Author : Gilles Lafargue
Department of Psychology, University of Lille 3
F-59650 Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
E-mail: [email protected]
Received December 24, 2013; Accepted February 20, 2014; Published February 22, 2014
Citation: Lafargue G, Luyat M (2014) Keeping the Body in Mind. J Nov Physiother 4:197. doi: 10.4172/2165-7025.1000197
Copyright: © 2014 Lafargue G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


In this short review, we focus on symptoms related to body representation and action awareness in two major Psychiatric Diseases: Anorexia Nervosa and Schizophrenia. First, the neurocognitive processes underlying pathological body image distortion in anorexia nervosa and delusions of alien control in schizophrenia are presented briefly. We then consider the impact of recent research findings on the development of novel forms of therapy for each of the two diseases. Greatest awareness of the latest research on neurocognitive impairments in anorexia nervosa and schizophrenia may help a therapist to better understand a patient’s subjective experience. In turn, this might help the patient to better understand and thus better deal with his/her cognitive symptoms.