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Clinical Research Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Eating Disorders

At CAMH, research on eating disorders is an emerging domain concerned with identifying effective evidence-based treatments utilizing novel, innovative pharmacological and non-pharmacologically approaches.   

Research Activities 

Anorexia nervosa:  A key area of focus for eating disorder researchers concerns anorexia nervosa, a complex disorder characterized by maladaptive eating behaviors as well as other psychological disturbances involving mood, obessionality and body image.  Treatment for anorexia nervosa could include psychotherapy, medication or a combination of approaches; however, no single treatment to date stands out with robust empirical support.  Thus, researchers at CAMH are working hard to uncover evidence-based treatment strategies to help those with this often unremitting and debilitating illness. 
Binge eating:  Another important area of study concerns binge eating disorder, characterized by binge episodes where individuals consume a large amount of food in a relatively short amount of time.  Individuals with binge eating disorder often describe eating until they feel uncomfortably full and a sense of loss of control over eating. 

Current Projects

  • Anorexia nervosa treatment studies: Current projects are focused on discovering novel medication and non-medication based treatment approaches. 
  • To find out more please visit Find a CAMH Study (use keyword anorexia nervosa).
  • Binge eating treatment study: The project investigates a new treatment for binge eating disorder. To find out more please visit Find a CAMH Study (use keyword binge eating disorder).​ 




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