Brain Imaging Study for Adults with Recent Anorexia Nervosa

What is the study?

The Minnesota Center for Eating Disorders Research is seeking adults with recent anorexia nervosa for a study examining how the brain responds to decisions on computer tasks (one that involves choosing Internet video clips, one that involves chosing foods to eat) to better understand eating disorders.

Who can participate?

  • Within the last 6 months, have you had symptoms of anorexia nervosa (e.g., restrictive eating leading to weight loss, feeling fat, fearing weight gain)?
  • Are you currently in the process of recovery?

What will happen if I decide to participate?

Participation involves:

  • Interviews & questionnaires
  • Physical exam (with height and blind weight)
  • Decision-making computer tasks
  • fMRI scan
  • Eating meals in the laboratory
  • Two 3-5.5 hour visits
  • Follow-up visits 3,6,9, and 12 months later

Participants will be compensated up to $385 for their time.

Study team

Principal Investigator (PI):

Study status

Enrolling participants

Who can participate?

  • have had symptoms of anorexia nervosa within the last 6 months
  • currently in the process of recovery

For more information: