Treatment for Eating Disorders

Waitlist Available · < 65 · Female · Tulsa, OK

This study is evaluating whether a new electronic instrument called the Body App can help individuals with eating disorders evaluate their body image.

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About the trial for Eating Disorders

Eligible Conditions
Feeding and Eating Disorders · Eating Disorders

Treatment Groups

This trial involves a single treatment. Treatment is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Main TreatmentA portion of participants receive this new treatment to see if it outperforms the control.
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.


This trial is for female patients aged 65 and younger. You must have received 1 prior treatment for Eating Disorders or the other condition listed above. There are 6 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Inclusion & Exclusion Checklist
Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
.5 kg/m2 is overweight A person's weight is classified as overweight if their body mass index (BMI) is greater than or equal to 14.5 kg/m2. show original
Independently ambulatory
Having a smartphone with a data plan means you can access the internet from your phone show original
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Odds of Eligibility
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: Through study completion, an average of 1 year
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: Through study completion, an average of 1 year.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether Treatment will improve 1 primary outcome and 6 secondary outcomes in patients with Eating Disorders. Measurement will happen over the course of Through study completion, an average of 1 year.

Body dysmorphic concerns on the Dysmorphic Concerns Questionnaire
Average of the absolute change in dysmorphic concerns across each measurement relative to baseline (range 0 to 21, higher scores indicate greater severity of dysmorphic concerns)
Body image dissatisfaction score on the Photographic Figure Rating Scale
Average of the absolute change in body image dissatisfaction across each measurement (score range: 0 to 10; larger changes indicate greater severity of body image dissatisfaction)
Body image disturbance on the Body Appreciation Scale-2
Average of the absolute change in body image disturbance across each measurement relative to baseline (range 10 to 50, higher scores indicating reduced severity of body image disturbance)
Body image disturbance on the Body Image States Scale
Average of the absolute change in body image disturbance across each measurement relative to baseline (range 0 to 48, higher scores indicate greater severity of body image disturbance)
Exercise addiction on the Exercise Addiction Inventory
Average of the absolute change in exercise addiction across each measurement relative to baseline (range 6 to 30, higher scores indicate greater severity of exercise addiction)
Body image distortion score on the Body App Tool
Discrepancy between subjective body estimation on avatar and actual measurement of corresponding body part
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Patient Q & A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What causes eating disorders?

Eating disorders may develop from a variety of problems, not only genetic, but also environmental and psychological. Eating disorders can affect almost any age and gender, but the likelihood of developing eating disorders increases with a young age at first onset and in females.

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What is treatment?

At the end of a program of treatment, participants report improvements in several areas of their quality-of-life, with improvements in their bodies, social relationships, emotional wellbeing, and work performance.

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What is eating disorders?

Eating disorders are a broad range of abnormal eating behaviors and problems in which the individual will overeat in a misguided attempt to satisfy external eating and weight control concerns. Some subcategories are bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and anorexia. Clinicians must be aware that the condition has been defined and identified across cultures and in a number of languages. There is a need for a coherent definition and research of the disorder.

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What are common treatments for eating disorders?

Many treatments are used to treat eating disorders and most interventions are psychological and behavioral. There are three categories of psychiatric and supportive disorders: impulse control disorders, mood disorders, and anorexia nervosa-like disorders. No general diagnostic approach or general treatment style is universally appropriate for all eating disorders. More research is needed in better defining these groups and to determine the most appropriate treatment strategy.

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What are the signs of eating disorders?

Signs of eating disorders include lethargy, lack of hunger, overeating, weight loss, exercise or weight gain, fasting or starvation, and lack of physical activity. Other signs may include binge eating and vomiting. Symptoms of eating disorders may also include feeling tired and unwell, excessive hair growth, depression or anxiety, poor concentration, and poor impulse control. There are many different types of eating disorder, which have distinct causes and treatments. Eating disorders are a global problem, affecting males as well as females. There is a greater risk of developing an eating disorder in those with a learning disability or poor communication skills, and those who come from a background of mental illness.

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Can eating disorders be cured?

Eating disorders like anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating disorder are not curable. Therefore, it is important to recognize them as early on as possible. The best way to get there is through a professional, professional-led, and supervised support team.

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How many people get eating disorders a year in the United States?

There are approximately 1.5 million Americans with eating disorders a year, a 2-tier rate of 1.6% of the U.S. population. These data have an important impact on estimates of total morbidity attributable to eating disorders; the actual rate of morbidity due to EDs may be twice as higher in the United States as estimates show.

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What is the latest research for eating disorders?

There are different ways to describe what is new and what is outdated, but what is new or obsolete can be useful. The latest research on eating disorders is usually a result of two major phenomena, those eating disorder researchers are concerned with studying, and those eating disorder research researchers want to study. The desire to explore eating disorder and disordered eating, coupled with the desire to help those with eating disorders, has led to increased interest in this research topic by more than one researcher for many years. With all the recent, newly discovered, and still being discovered clues to the understanding of these disorders, it is important for all researchers to keep pace with what is being learned.

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How serious can eating disorders be?

Eating disorders affect women in all populations. This article highlights the seriousness of disordered eating attitudes and behaviors and its potential impact on medical and psychological symptomatology, as well as the public health and political implications.

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How does treatment work?

There is a great deal more to treatment than medication, and treatments work at a variety of levels: cognitive behavior therapy, medication, support groups. By partnering in health and wellness, medical providers and health departments can help improve the outcome of treatment for eating disorders.

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Does treatment improve quality of life for those with eating disorders?

The SF-36 and the EDSS are useful quality-of-life assessments for patients with ED. There was no change in physical HRQOL after treatment. However, there was a trend toward improvement in general mental HRQOL after treatment.

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Is treatment safe for people?

A study of 476 patients concluded that there was no clear justification for restricting the number of drugs or the total dose. A number of studies also reported that patients were able to adjust themselves to the drugs and dose adjustments were not indicated. Further research in the area is warranted to draw definite conclusions. Treatment was rated 'B'-grade' for severity by the study authors. Treatment-related side effects were reported in 19% of patients, with nausea and vomiting being the most prevalent. A similar survey of patients in the US reports that 16% have nausea and 15% have vomiting associated with treatment by doctors, and 15% for doctors' assistants. The most prevalent side effect was diarrhea.

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