Our five-year NIH sponsored study examines cognitive functioning of adolescent females with anorexia nervosa as compared to healthy controls, through neuropsychological testing and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). If you would like to participate in this exciting new research, you and your family will come to Stanford for a battery of neuropsychological testing.
Each participant and their family members will complete a series of assessments that span approximately 2 – 3 hours. In addition, female participants with anorexia, their sisters, and age matched healthy controls will undergo an fMRI scan during which they will play cognitive computer games.
To be eligible as a participant with OCD, you must:
- Be a female between the ages of 12– 19
- History of OCD
If you are traveling from a distance, we will reimburse your travel expenses including flights and hotels.
To be eligible as a participant with a history of anorexia, you must:
- Be a female between the ages of 12 – 19
- Have a sister within three years of your age.
- History of Anorexia Nervosa
To be eligible as a participant as a control:
- Be a female between the ages of 12-19
- No psychiatric history
Each participating family member is compensated $75 for completing the assessments; participants who are scanned will be paid $150-$180.