Emotion Regulation in Binge Eating and Purging Among Adolescents

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT03429114


The study will examine the neural and behavioral correlates of emotion regulation in adolescents engaging in binge eating and/or purging and healthy adolescents. Furthermore, it will look at the influence of executive function on emotion regulation in this population. This study will allow us to gain further understanding of the neural basis of emotion regulation in this age group. Moreover, this study supports the need to develop new treatment approaches based on a better understanding of the brain processes associated with eating disorders.

Official Title

Neural Correlates of Emotion Regulation and Executive Function in Binge Eating and Purging Among Adolescents

Stanford Investigator(s)


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Female

   - Ages 14-18

   - with or without current binge eating and/or purging behaviors

Exclusion Criteria:

We exclude patients of clinically significant low weight (<85% ideal body weight using CDC
norms for height, age, and gender) and those with contraindications for MRI (e.g.,
orthodontia, metallic implants). Participants also will be without evidence of current or
past major neurological (e.g., seizures, psychosis, head trauma) or major sensory deficit.


other: Magnetic resonance imaging

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

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