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Research to Better Understand Disordered Eating

The Neuroimaging of Eating Disorders Study (NEDS)

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, 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 weight history; measuring your height and weight; completing self-report questionnaires; a saliva sample to collect genetic information; an fMRI scan; 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.

The Eating Disorder Study (TEDS)

Researchers at Drexel University are conducting a study on factors contributing to bulimia nervosa. This study is also being completed at Columbia University in New York, NY.

If you are 18-45 years old, binge eat and purge, and are seeking treatment or in outpatient treatment, you may be eligible to participate in this study.

Eligible participants must be willing to attend 5 visits in University City, Philadelphia. Participation includes clinical interviews, completing questionnaires, recording of daily symptoms, blood draws, a body scan, and an assessment of metabolic rate.

Participants will be financially compensated up to $370.

To learn if you are eligible for either study, please call 215.553.7171 or email our researchers at dueatingdisorders@gmail.com.