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Neurobiology of Bulimia Nervosa

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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.


Behavior, Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Nutrition, Obesity, Women's Health


Drug or Biologic



18 - 35 years


Study Population

Women with bulimia nervosa aged 18-35 who have a regular menstrual cycle and are not taking birth control.


Jessica Baker
Clinical Assistant Professor
Psychiatry - Research

For questions, contact:

Jessica Baker
(984) 974-3794

Recruitment Period End

September 30, 2021


Primary Location
UNC Hospitals
Neurosciences Hospital (Unc Space), 101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA

Study Qualifications

Gender Female

Age Range 18 - 35 years

Participant qualification(s) Female aged 18-35 with a diagnosis of bulimia nervosa. Participants must have a regular menstrual cycle.

Not eligible if: Participants cannot be currently taking birth control. Women cannot have any medical condition or be taking any medications that may be contraindicated for the study medications. A medical history will be conducted prior to study enrollment.

Number of Visits

    » 8 In person visit(s)

    After a screening period, women attend study visits every 2 weeks. Some visits may be able to occur in your home.

    » 1 Remote visit(s)

    At the end of the study participants will complete an online survey

Participation Period

4 months


$900 upon study completion

By clicking I am interested, your contact information will be sent to the researcher/study coordinator for this study. The coordinator will respond by email with additional information on how to proceed.