Weight History, Brain Activation to Food Cues and Eating Disorder Psychopathology
Brief Description Of Study
Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania seek women exhibiting eating disordered behaviors for studies funded by NIH. Studies examine biological, neurological, and behavioral factors contributing to eating problems. Eligible participants attend four to five visits over six months. Compensation is provided. Call 215-762-1313 or e-mail DUeatingdisorders@drexel.edu
Detailed Study Description
Researchers at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania are conducting a study on neurological factors contributing to eating disorder symptomatology. If you are over the age of 18, are thin because of weight losses, engage in binge eating, or both, and are in outpatient treatment with the primary purpose of treating an eating disorder, you may be eligible to participate in this study. This is not a treatment study; it is only an assessment study. Participants can continue uninterrupted in their current treatment. Assessments for all participants will include interviewing you about your eating disorder symptoms and measuring your weight, height and weight history; completing self-report questionnaires; a saliva sample to collect genetic information; an fMRI scan; a blood draw to measure your hormone levels; returning to our clinic after 3 months and again after 6 months total to have your weight measured and to complete questionnaires. Participants will be financially compensated up to $500.
Additional Information About The Study
Eligible participants can call 215-553-7171 or email dueatingdisorders.com to learn more about the study!