Thursday, September 01, 2011

UCLA Study Seeking Individuals with Anorexia

The UCLA Eating Disorders Program is currently conducting a study of individuals with anorexia nervosa. We are interested in understanding patterns of visual and emotional information processing using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).  
The following are the basic inclusion/exclusion criteria for our study:
*13- to 30-year-old females or males with anorexia
*No psychiatric medications
*No major psychiatric diagnoses such as bipolar  disorder, schizophrenia, or substance use disorders
*We will allow those with depression or anxiety (other than OCD)
We are enrolling individuals with anorexia who are underweight but in treatment, whom we will scan a second time after they are weight-restored (BMI≥18.5). We are also recruiting anorexics that are already weight-restored.
Individuals will be compensated up to $125.00
The study is conducted by Jamie Feusner, M.D., Michael Strober, Ph.D., and Cara Bohon, Ph.D.
If you have any questions or would like to refer a patient, please contact Courtney Sheen: 310-206-0468 or

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