Eating Disorder Research & Studies

UC San Diego

Publications

Neural Insensitivity to the Effects of Hunger in Women Remitted From Anorexia Nervosa

Walter H. Kaye, M.D., Christina E. Wierenga, Ph.D., Amanda Bischoff-Grethe, Ph.D., Laura A. Berner, Ph.D., Alice V. Ely, Ph.D., Ursula F. Bailer, M.D., Martin P. Paulus, M.D., Julie L. Fudge, M.D.
Published Online:12 Mar 2020 https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2019.19030261

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Studies

The Role of Cannabidiol (CBD) in Regulating Meal Time Anorexia Nervosa: Safety, Tolerability and Pharmacokinetics

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Exploring the Safety and Efficacy of Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy for Anorexia

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Binge Eating Brain Imaging Study

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University of Louisville

Eating Anxiety Treatment (EAT) Lab

Publications

Using individual networks to identify treatment targets for eating disorder treatment: a proof-of-concept study and initial data.

Levinson, C. A., Hunt, R. A., Keshishian, A. C., Brown, M. L., Vanzhula, I., Christian, C., Brosof, L. C., & Williams, B. M. (2021). Using individual networks to identify treatment targets for eating disorder treatment: a proof-of-concept study and initial data. Journal of eating disorders, 9(1), 147. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40337-021-00504-7



Studies

Online Relapse Prevention Study

The study includes individuals diagnosed with AN, BN, or Atypical-AN and have been discharged from intensive eating disorder treatment in the past month (stepping down from inpatient, residential, partial hospital/day program, or intensive outpatient). Participants will be asked to complete an eligibility screening over the phone, online questionnaires, app based behavioral task, and five sessions of relapse prevention treatment. Following treatment, participants will be asked to complete follow-ups at post-intervention, and at 1, 6, 12, and 18 months, and can receive up to a $200 gift card for completing the study.

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Facing Eating Disorder Fears Study

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Personalized Treatment and CBT-E Study

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Additional Research

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Anorexia Nervosa: 2020 Research on Long Term Outcomes, Growth Retardation, and Other Medical Consequences

Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), binge eating disorder (BED), and others, have increased in prevalence over the past 25 years. While experts have discussed changes […]

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2020 Breakthrough Research in Anorexia Nervosa: Drs. Cynthia Bulik and Walter Kaye

Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is a puzzle for many reasons. What is it, and what can we do to treat it are commonly asked questions by students and health professionals alike? […]

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New Developments in the Study of Anorexia

Contributor: Colleen O’Sullivan, RDN at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Researchers, medical doctors, and the mental health community know a great deal about the disease of anorexia and the study […]

environmental factors of Eating Disorders

Practical Neurobiology for Clinicians: Eating Disorder Diagnoses & Neurology – Part VI

When looking at individuals with bulimia, there is more dopamine drive in this reward chemical. As such, you can’t only focus on eating. You have to also watch for drug […]

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Practical Neurobiology for Clinicians: Eating Disorder Diagnoses & Neurology – Part V

It is only in the last 20 years that the idea of anorexia as a biologic controlled genetic mental illness has come about. For so long, treatment focused on the need […]

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Practical Neurobiology for Clinicians: Eating Disorder Diagnoses & Neurology – Part III

As a child psychiatrist, I don’t often get a lot of biological information. I’ll see if someone has anorexia by how their body looks, whether or not they are malnourished, […]

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Practical Neurobiology for Clinicians: Eating Disorder Diagnoses & Neurology – Part II

The job that this DSM-5 provides is to help answer the question of whether or not an individual meets the criterion and may have an eating disorder. However, there is a […]

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Practical Neurobiology for Clinicians: Eating Disorder Diagnoses & Neurology – Part I

I am the Medical Director here at Laureate Eating Disorders Program. I’ve been here for almost 15 years now, and I really enjoy getting the ability to work with patients both […]

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Update on Current Research in the Eating Disorder Field

Current Research on Anorexia Studies: There are various studies around Anorexia Nervosa due to the longer diagnosis and funding for research within the Western society. Various studies have looked at […]

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Understanding the Process of Research: From Hypothesis to Publication

Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Eating disorders are complex psychiatric illnesses, and through various research efforts, we have […]