Anorexia/Body Dysmorphic Disorder Study

The UCLA Eating Disorders Program is currently conducting a study of individuals with anorexia nervosa. We are interested in understanding patterns of visual and emotional information processing using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI.)

UCLA Semel Institute
Principal Investigator: 
Jamie Feusner, MD; Michael Strober, PhD
Eligibility Criteria: 
  • 18- to 30-year old females and males with anorexia
  • We will allow those with depression or anxiety (other than OCD)
Exclusion Criteria: 
  • No psychiatric medications
  • No major psychiatric diagnoses such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or substance use disorders
Courtney Sheen, 310-206-0468, csheen@mednet.ucla.edu
Los Angeles

New Story of Triumph: My Battle With GAD


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Stress: On the Verge of a Health Crisis


The American Psychological Association 2011 survey Stress in America™ suggests that stress takes a particular toll on family caregivers and those diagnosed with obesity and/or depression. Read more survey results and find out ways to reduce your stress. 

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What Doesn't Kill Us: My Battle With Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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ADAA Donates to Military Organizations


ADAA is donating copies of its calendar Women Talk: Open the Dialogue — Triumph Over Anxiety Disorders to two organizations, Operation HHH, Helping Hands for Heroes and Military Women in Need. These organizations will distribute the calendars at military bases, veterans’ nursing homes, and to other veterans’ organizations.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Anxiety Disorders

Melissa Hunt, PhD
Associate Director of Clinical Training
Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Behavioral and Community Health
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Hunt discusses why many people with panic, agoraphobia, or social anxiety disorder also have IBS.


New Story: GAD Undiagnosed for Decades


Holly suffered from generalized anxiety disorder for two decades, but it wasn't until her son experienced similar symptoms that she was diagnosed correctly. See how she lives with her anxiety disorder.

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