Social information processing in adolescents with eating disorders

Posted 30/10/2018

What is the purpose of the research? 

The purpose of the research is to find out more about how young people with eating disorders experience social situations and interactions with others, eating behaviours and wellbeing.

Who can take part?  

  • Aged 13-17
  • Diagnosis of anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa, or meets most criteria
  • Fluent in English
  • No neurological conditions (e.g. epilepsy)
  • No severe sight impairment that is not corrected with glasses/contact lenses
  • No severe comorbid mental or physical health conditions requiring specialist treatment (e.g. psychosis)

What does the study involve? 

Eligible participants will be invited to the Eating Disorders Research Unit at King’s College London to complete a series of questionnaires and computerised tasks, which will take approximately two hours. 

The questionnaires will include some questions about your weight, but you will not have to answer these if you would prefer not to.

Participants will be reimbursed with a £15 Amazon voucher for their time.

How can someone take part?

If you are interested in taking part as an individual or clinical centre, please contact:

Affiliation: Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London 

This research has been approved by London-Riverside Research Ethics Committee (IRAS PROJECT ID 229005, REC Reference 17/LO/1867).