Effectiveness of Cognitive Remediation Therapy in Improving Treatment Retention in People With Anorexia Nervosa

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT00601822


This study will evaluate the effectiveness of adding cognitive remediation therapy to cognitive behavioral therapy for treating people with anorexia nervosa.

Official Title

Cognitive Remediation Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa

Stanford Investigator(s)

James Lock
James Lock

Eric Rothenberg, MD Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Pediatrics


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Meets diagnostic criteria for AN

   - Medically stable for outpatient treatment. More information on this can be found in
   the protocol.

   - English literacy

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Current psychotic illness

   - History of significant brain injury

   - Current dependence on drugs or alcohol

   - Physical conditions (e.g., diabetes mellitus, pregnancy) known to influence eating or

   - Previously received CBT or CRT for AN (using the same treatment models as in the

   - Ideal body weight of less than 75%

   - Taking psychotropic medications (antidepressants and antipsychotics) unless on a
   stable dose for 2 months prior to study entry


behavioral: Cognitive remediation therapy (CRT)

behavioral: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305