for people ages 6 years and up (full criteria)
study started
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Do the current eating disorder treatments, i.e., Family-based Treatment (FBT) and Enhanced Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT-E), offered at the Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders (CTED) demonstrate effectiveness? Specifically, which type of treatment is most effective for which diagnoses? Participants in this study will self select one of the two treatment groups, FBT or CBT-E.


Eating Disorder Family-based Treatment Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Anorexia Nervosa Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder Bulimia Nervosa Unspecified Feeding or Eating Disorder Disease Feeding and Eating Disorders


You can join if…

Open to people ages 6 years and up

  • Patients must be at least 6 years of age, attending the CTED clinic for outpatient treatment of a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th Edition (DSM-5) diagnosed eating disorder in order to be included in this study.

You CAN'T join if...

  • Participants who are receiving inpatient services only and will not return to CTED for outpatient treatment.
  • Participants with a co-morbid medical disorder known to influence eating or weight.
  • Participants presenting with a significant psychotic disorder.
  • Participants who are acutely suicidal.
  • Participants who demonstrate significant substance abuse and/or substance dependence.


in progress, not accepting new patients
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Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
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