Ignazio Graffeo- Registrar in Psychiatry presso HSE

  • Promotor and First Author in Academic Researches on the field of the CyberTherapy and CyberPsychiatry in Italy, he gained huge experience with Neuro Virtual Reality (full NeuroVR2 Trained). He was one of the first to study the relationships and the interrelations between Social Media and Mental Health issues, using the major social networks as a mean for trying to help people in distress. He is actually developing a project in order to bring Psychiatrists and Mental Health Operators nearer to the Patients in need.

     

    Presentation Title: Orthorexia Nervosa between past and future

     

    Presentation Syopsis:

    Orthorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by extreme or excessive preoccupation with eating food believed to be healthy, leading to social isolation, anxiety, loss of ability to eat in a natural, intuitive manner and, in rare cases, severe malnutrition or even death. Orthorexia nervosa is not currently recognized as a clinical diagnosis in the DSM-5, but many people struggle with symptoms associated withit. During this presentation an overview of the disorder will be given and also perspectives for future research

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