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New Bulimia Research Study

Posted Mar 20 2009 3:39pm

Periodically, universities will conduct research studies about eating disorders. Here is an announcement for one, and read on to find more...

If you (or someone that you know) qualify, you may be able to receive free eating disorders treatment.


Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry is looking for adolescent volunteers for a new Bulimia Nervosa treatment study.

This study is comparing three outpatient treatments for bulimia nervosa in adolescents ages 12-18. The treatments extend over a 6 month period and all consist of 18 sessions. The first treatment is an
individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for adolescents (CBT), the second is a Family Based Therapy for bulimia nervosa (FBT-BN), and the third is individual Supportive Psychotherapy (SPT).

Who Can Participate?

Adolescents (female or male) ages 12 to 18 with a current diagnosis of Bulimia Nervosa. Must be medically stable for outpatient treatment. Must be living with at least one parent. Must be able to speak and read English. Must be willing to be randomized to any treatment condition. Must be able to make a 1.5 year commitment.

The treatment is free. The therapy sessions occur at Stanford University, and are typically scheduled weekly.

If you are interested in enrolling in the study or would like to ask us some questions please contact Brittany Alvy by phone at (650) 723-9182, or by e-mail at

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