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.
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.
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