Current Research Into Eating Disorders

Here are some quality resources for Eating Disorders. (Photo Credit:BIgStockPhoto.com)

Here are some quality resources for Eating Disorders. (Photo Credit:BIgStockPhoto.com)

Eating Attitudes and Concerns Research Study

This study is being conducted at Bowling Green State University and seeks to better understand the relationships between eating attitudes and concerns and performance on certain tasks related to vocabulary.  Women ages 18 and up are welcome to participate in the study and participation can be conducted completely online.  The study, which is completely anonymous, is expected to take between 20-40 minutes and volunteers will be entered in a drawing for one of 2 $50 gift cards from Amazon.com.  To participate in the study, click here.

Brain Activity Study in Women with Bulimia

This study, conducted by researchers at Drexel University, seeks to better understand the differences in brain activity between women with bulimia and those who do not have the condition.  The study is open to right-handed women aged 18-45 who are being treated for binge eating and purging and can visit the research team in Philadelphia.  For more information and to see if you qualify for the study, contact Laura Berner or Alyssa Matteuccicall by phone at (215) 762-1850 or e-mail the research team at [email protected]

Predictors of Anorexia Nervosa Preoccupation and Ritual Severity

This study is being conducted at Fordham University and seeks to learn more about the risk factors related to Anorexia Nervosa to better inform treatment providers.  In order to participate in the study, volunteers must be between the ages of 12 and 18 and must be currently receiving treatment for anorexia nervosa or have previously been professionally treated for the condition.  To participate, visit the survey here.

Eating Disorders Research Study

This study is being conducted at the Mount Sinai Eating and Weight Disorders Program and seeks to examine the differences in attention patterns, flexibility of thought, and problem solving styles between those with eating disorders and those who do not have these conditions.  Participants can be between the ages of 12 and 60 and will include those with eating disorders and those without.  In order to participate, volunteers will need to be able to visit the centers twice for 3-4 hours each.  For more information, contact Adrianne Flores at the Mount Sinai Eating and Weight Disorders Program at (212) 659- 8724 or [email protected].

Anorexia Research Study

This study is also being conducted at Mount Sinai and seeks to determine if there is a relationship between the level of sex hormones in adolescents and young adults and the presence of obsessive/compulsive disorders like Anorexia Nervosa.  Participants must be female between the ages of 12 and 22, cannot be diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa, and must be available for two in-person visits lasting about 2 hours each.  For more information, contact Adrianne Flores at (212)659-8724 or by email at  [email protected].

Family-Based Treatment for Anorexia Study

This study, being conducted at the University of Iowa, seeks to investigate the differing experiences of parents who have participated in family-based treatment programs for Anorexia Nervosa.  The research team is looking for 25 parents who had a child between the ages of 10 and 18 who previously participated in family based treatment.   Participants do not need to be local to the University to participate.  For more information, contact Joanna Wiese a 563-676-2500 or [email protected]

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