Body Image and Eating Disorders

  • Chair of Psychiatry St Vincent's Mental Health Unit, Department of Psychiatry

    Professor David Castle
    T: +61 3 9231 4751
    E: david.castle@svha.org.au
    Location: St Vincent's Hospital, Level 2, Nicholson Street, Fitzroy,
    W: Personal web page

Research Overview

Staff

Collaborators

  • Prof Susan Rossell, Brain & Psychological Sciences Research Centre, Swinburne University of Technology
  • A/Prof Larry Abel, Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences,  Melbourne Dental School, The University of Melbourne

Funding

  • Phillipou A, Rossell S, Castle D, Abel L., Hughes, M., Gurvich, C., Woods, W. & Moffat, B.  “Investigating the neurobiological features of anorexia nervosa”  St Vincent’s Hospital Research Endowment Fund: AU$20,000.

Research Publications

Phillipou A, Rossell SL, Castle DJ. “The neurobiology of anorexia nervosa: A systematic review”
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2014; 48: 128-152

Rossell SL, Labuschagne I, Dunai J, Kyrios M, Castle D. “Using theories of delusion formation to explain abnormal beliefs in Body Dysmorphic Disorder” Psychiatry Research 2014; 215: 599-605

Mancuso S, Newton JR, Bosanac P, Rossell SL, Nesci JB, Castle DJ. “Classification of eating disorders: A comparison of relative prevalence rates using DSM-IV and DSM-5 criteria” British Journal of Psychiatry 2015; 206: 519-520

Phillipou A, Rossell S, Castle D, Gurvich C, Abel L. “Square wave jerks and anxiety as distinctive biomarkers for anorexia nervosa” Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 2014; 55: 8366-8370

* Toh, W-L, Rossell S, Castle DJ.  “Examining neurocognition in body Dysmorphic disorder using the Repeatable Battery for the      Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS): A comparison with obsessive-compulsive disorder” Psychiatry Research (in press, accepted 25.05.2015)

Phillipou A, Abel L, Castle DJ, Hughes ME, Gurvich C, Nibbs RG, Rossell SL. “Self perception and facial emotion perception of others in anorexia nervosa” Frontiers in Psychology 2015; 6: 1181

Phillipou A, Castle D, Gurvich C, Rossell S. “Are personality disturbances in anorexia nervosa related to emotion processing or eating disorder  symptomatology?” Journal of Eating Disorders 2015, 3:34 doi: 0.1186/s40337-015-0071-1

Phillipou A, Abel LA, Castle D, Gurvich C, Rossell S. “Body image in anorexia nervosa: body size estimation utilising a biological motion task and eyetracking” European Eating Disorders Review (in press, accepted 6.11.2015)

Research Projects

Currently no project details available



Faculty Research Themes

Neuroscience

School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry



Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact Professor David Castle

Department / Centre

Psychiatry