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Anorexia clinical trials at UCSD
3 in progress, 2 open to eligible people

  • Influence of Reward and Punishment on Goal-directed and Habit Learning in Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa

    open to eligible females ages 13-17

    The proposed study of adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN) will examine the association of behavioral differences in constructs of decision making, brain structure and connectivity, and eating disorder (ED) symptoms. This study tests the novel hypothesis that goal-directed and habit learning for reward and punishment is altered in AN and is uniquely associated with divergent symptoms and differences in corticostriatal connectivity and microstructural integrity. We will recruit 78 females currently ill with AN and 26 controls ages 13-17 to investigate how goal-directed and habit learning for reward and punishment correspond to 1) clinical symptoms collected via interviews, self-report assessments, and ecological momentary assessment (EMA), and 2) brain structure and connectivity in the resting state. Data collection will rely on a technology called functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

    San Diego, California

  • Study of Food Aversion in Patients With Anorexia Nervosa

    open to eligible females ages 18-55

    This study uses a meal-challenge protocol to assess if patients with anorexia nervosa show a differential metabolism in response to food in comparison to healthy controls. This study determines how heritable and biochemical factors influence food metabolism in anorexia nervosa in order to develop more effective treatment strategies.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Outcomes of a Skill-Based Program for Eating Disorders

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This study aims to measure the effect of a neurobiologically-guided intensive family based treatment for adults with anorexia nervosa.

    San Diego, California and other locations

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