Personalized Treatment

  • End date
    Nov 2, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    University of Louisville
Updated on 7 April 2021


The Personalized Treatment Study creates an individualized network of symptoms for a participant with a current eating disorder. This network will be used to develop a personalized treatment intervention. This study aims to 1) determine if personalized treatments can be conducted using a network analysis of patient symptoms, and 2) to assess the effectiveness of network-informed personalized treatment for participants with eating disorders.


Cognitive behavioral theory proposes that cognitions, behaviors, affect, and physiological symptoms interact with each other to maintain and exacerbate psychiatric disorders (Beck, 2011). Network theory identifies core symptoms that maintain and promote the spread of ED psychopathology within individuals (Borsboom & Cramer, 2013). Once identified, core "trigger" symptoms can be directly targeted to disrupt the spread or "activation" of ED behaviors, which would help patients achieve full recovery, and ultimately, prevent relapse. One of the main goals of the Personalized Treatment Study is to create an individualized network for a participant with a current eating disorder, which can be used to develop a personalized treatment intervention. Our research questions are: 1) Can a personalized treatment plan be conducted from a network analysis of patient symptoms, and 2) How effective is this personalized treatment based off of a network of symptoms.

Condition Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, Eating Disorder Symptom, eating disorder, disorders, eating
Treatment Personalized Intervention
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04183894
SponsorUniversity of Louisville
Last Modified on7 April 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Current eating disorder diagnosis
at least 18 years of age
not actively suicidal
not manic
not psychotic

Exclusion Criteria

No current eating disorder diagnosis
younger than 18 years of age
active psychosis
active mania, or
actively suicidal
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