Research Themes

What treatment modalities are available for EDs?
Are they effective?
What are some new online additional resources to improve ED symptoms?

Treatment and prevention modalities for EDs, disordered eating symptoms and body image problems, are poorly researched, ineffective and costly. Worldwide research teams, including our own research team, are producing guidelines for the management of these problem sets. However, in order to be able to do this, additional evidence-based approaches, integration and strengthening is needed. During the last years we have therefore developed and assessed a range of treatment and intervention modalities for EDs, including cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness, virtual reality and online/app-based intervention programmes.

Selected Publications:

Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Richardson, B., Lewis, V., Linardon, J., Mills, J., Juknaitis, K., Lewis, C., Coulson, K., O'Donnell, R., Arulkadacham, L., Ware, A., Krug, I. (2019). A randomized trial exploring mindfulness and gratitude exercises as eHealth-based micro-interventions for improving body satisfaction. COMPUTERS IN HUMAN BEHAVIOURS95, June 2019, 58-65. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2019.01.028

Fernandez-Aranda, F., Nunez, A., Martinez, C., Krug, I., Cappozzo, M., Carrard, I.,.. Lam, T. (2009). Internet-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa: A Controlled Study. CYBERPSYCHOLOGY & BEHAVIOR, 12(1), 37-41. doi:10.1089/cpb.2008.0123

Cardi, V., Krug, I., Perpina, C., Mataix-Cols, D., Roncero, M., & Treasure, J. (2012). The Use of a Nonimmersive Virtual Reality Programme in Anorexia Nervosa: A Single Case-Report. EUROPEAN EATING DISORDERS REVIEW, 20(3), 240-245. doi:10.1002/erv.1155