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Neurobiology of Bulimia Nervosa

The purpose of this research study is to learn how and why female reproductive hormones (e.g., estrogen) influence eating behaviors in women with bulimia nervosa. This is done by taking hormones that change your hormone levels for 3-months while we monitor your eating behaviors.

Age & Gender

  • 18 years ~ 35 years
  • Female

Visit Availability

  • Standard business hours (M-F, 8-5)
  • Extended hours (M-F, early morning or evening)
  • Weekend hours, if needed
  • In-home visits available


North Carolina (Statewide)

What will be asked of you

Participants have the opportunity to find out how their eating behaviors changed in response to the study medication. We will ask that you take the study medication while participating; at the end of the study participants will complete an online survey


up to $900 upon study completion, At the completion of the study participants have the opportunity to learn how their eating behaviors changed in response to the study medications

In-person visits : 8
Phone or online visits : 1
Total length of participation : 4 months

Looking for Specific Volunteers

Able to participate:

  • you currently have bulimia nervosa
  • have a regular menstrual cycle
  • haven't skipped in period in the past 3 months
  • are not currently taking birth control

Not eligible if:

  • medical condition that would prevent you from taking the study medications

Contact the Team

Visit Location

100% Remote (online, phone, text)

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Jessica Baker
Psychiatry - Research

Study Type

Clinical or Medical

Study Topics

Eating, Nutrition, and Metabolism
Glands and Hormones
Mental and Emotional Health
Wellness and Lifestyle
Women's Health

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