Eating Disorders Research Program

Eating Behaviors Study

The purpose of this study is to learn more about overweight children's daily mood and eating behavior. For more information about this study, please go to:  

Cognitive Flexibility and Eating Disorder Symptoms

Jennifer Wildes, PhD

We are working with investigators at the University of Pittsburgh to learn whether differences in thinking style and brain response help to explain variability in symptom expression across anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Study assessments are being conducted in Pittsburgh and include computer tasks, functional magnetic resonance imaging, interviews, and questionnaires. We hope the findings from this study will help us understand similarities and differences in the processes underlying particular eating disorder diagnoses that can be used to develop better treatments.