Eating Disorders Program

Executive Function Study

ANDREA GOLDSCHMIDT, PHD

The purpose of this study is to learn more about thought processes and taste preferences in overweight children. For more information about this study, please go to: https://psychiatry.uchicago.edu/page/executive-function-overweight-children

 

Treatment of Bulimic Adolescents Study

Daniel Le Grange PhD

The purpose of this study is to attempt to identify an outpatient psychological treatment that is effective for adolescents with BN. For more information about this study, please go to: http://psychiatry.uchicago.edu/page/treatment-bulimic-adolescents         

 

Help Us Improve the Maudsley Approach for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa

Daniel Le Grange PhD

The University of Chicago is conducting a research study to further develop outpatient psychological treatments for adolescents suffering from anorexia nervosa. For more information about this study please go to: http://psychiatry.uchicago.edu/page/help-us-improve-maudsley-approach-adolescent-anorexia-nervosa

 

ED Parent Support Project

Daniel Le Grange PhD

The purpose of this study is to examine the emotional impact of administering family-based treatment and to determine whether a therapist-guided, internet-based chat support group for parents who are implementing family-based treatment would be helpful. For more information about this study, please go to: http://www.edparentsupport.net/website/projectinfo.php

 

Optimizing Fidelity in Family-Based treatment for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa

DANIEL LE GRANGE PHD

We are currently conducting a research study that involves coding audio-recorded sessions of family-based treatment for anorexia nervosa to examine therapists' adherence to the family-based treatment manual. This study aims to optimize the efficacy of family-based treatment.  For more information about this study, please go to: https://psychiatry.uchicago.edu/page/optimizing-fidelity-family-based-treatment-adolescent-anorexia-nervosa

 

The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Australia

LIBBY HUGHES PHD, susan sawyer, md, and daniel le grange, phd 

We are currently conducting a research study to compare two forms of family-based treatment for anorexia nervosa. Adolescents aged 12-18 with anorexia nervosa can take part in the trial. Patients and parents will undergo a diagnostic assessment and receive 6 months of outpatient treatment. Progress will be monitored during and after treatment. For more information about this study, please go to:

http://www.rch.org.au/cah/health_services/Eating_Disorders_Program/

 

Family Internet-based Early Bulimia Nervosa Study

Angela Celio-Doyle PhD and Jocelyn Lebow MS

The University of Chicago is conducting a research study designed to examine the efficacy of an Internet-based program for parents with adolescent children who show early signs of bulimia nervosa. We are seeking families who have an adolescent (ages 12-17) who engages in binge eating (large amounts of food in a short period of time) and/or compensatory purging (e.g., vomiting). Participating families will use an Internet-based program to address their adolescent's eating disorder symptoms.

To be eligible:

  • Families with an adolescent child (ages 12-17)
  • Adolescent demonstrates eating disorder symptoms

For information call Colleen Stiles-Shields at 773-834-5677 and mention your interest in the Family Internet-based Early Bulimia Nervosa Study. Alternatively, you may send an email to Jocelyn Lebow at jlebow@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu or, to learn more, or to register online, visit http://epathprogram.org.

 

Family Based Treatment for Young Adults

Eunice Chen PhD

NOTE: this study is closed to new enrollment at this site. If you participated in this study or wish to participate in this study, please email Eunice.Chen@temple.edu or call 215 204 2645 or go to http://www.temple.edu/psychology/Chen.html

 The purpose of this study is to develop and refine a family-based treatment manual for young adults with Anorexia Nervosa as well as assess the feasibility of this out-patient psychotherapy. Treatment involves up to 6 months of individual and family therapy sessions.

 

Treatment Study for Women with Binge-Eating Disorder and Bulimia Nervosa

Eunice Chen PhD

NOTE: this study is closed to new enrollment at this site. If you participated in this study and wish to contact us, please email Eunice.Chen@temple.edu or call 215 204 2645 or go to http://www.temple.edu/psychology/Chen.html

 

The purpose of this research study is to determine how helpful different outpatient psychotherapy is for women with Binge-Eating Disorder and Bulimia Nervosa. This study compares two outpatient treatments, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy.

 

Adolescent Overweight Study

Daniel Le Grange PhD

NOTE: Recruitment for this study is now CLOSED

The purpose of this study is to evaluate two interventions for overweight adolescents: a family based intervention and nutritional education.  The study will test if the interventions are effective for reducing weight or preventing weight gain in adolescents who are overweight or at-risk for being overweight. This research is being done because currently, there are no clear treatments for treating overweight in adolescents. For more information about this study, please go to: http://psychiatry.uchicago.edu/page/treatment-overweight-adolescents

 

Chronic Anorexia Nervosa Study

Daniel Le Grange PhD, Stephen Touyz PhD, Phillipa Hay MD, Hubert Lacey PhD

NOTE: Recruitment for this study is now closed and was taking place in London, United Kingdon and Sydney, Australia
The purpose of this study is to examine which of 2 currently available psychological treatments have the best outcome for people withlongstanding anorexia. Both therapies aim to achieve some weight gain and to improve quality of life by reducing the impact of the eating disorder. For more information about this study, please go to: https://portal.sgul.ac.uk/Members/vmountfo/anorexia-treatment-trial-in-london

 

Anorexia Nervosa PDA Study

Daniel Le Grange PhD

NOTE: Recruitment for this study is now CLOSED.
The purpose of this research study is to examine the relationship between various daily life experiences, personality, and eating disorder symptoms. This research is being done because currently little is known about how symptoms of anorexia nervosa are maintained by personality traits, momentary mood states, thought patterns, or life events. If you are interested and would like more information, please go to:  http://psychiatry.uchicago.edu/page/anorexia-nervosa-pda-study

 

Treatment Study for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa

Daniel Le Grange PhD

NOTE: Recruitment for this study is now CLOSED.
The purpose of this study is to determine an effective psychosocial treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa. This study is comparing two types of outpatient treatments, a family-based therapy and an individualized therapy. For more information about this study, please go to:  http://psychiatry.uchicago.edu/page/treatment-study-anorexia-nervosa

 

Treatment Study for Women with Bulimia Nervosa and Depression

Eunice Chen PhD

NOTE: Recruitment for this study is now CLOSED.

The purpose of this research study is to determine how helpful a psychological treatment or pharmacotherapy (drug therapy) is for women with bulimia nervosa and depression. This study compares two outpatient treatments, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and pharmacotherapy.