Project Use of D-Cycloserine in Women with Bulimia Nervosa and OSFED

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Title:
Use of D-Cycloserine in Women with Bulimia Nervosa and OSFED
Duration:
01/07/2015 to 30/05/2016
Abstract / short description:
Mirror confrontation is an intervention that aims at a reduction of body-related fears and body dissatisfaction in eating disorders. Fear reduction in exposure-based therapy is similar to extinction learning and evidence suggests that extinction learning can be facilitated with D-cycloserine (DCS), a partial agonist at the glycine recognition site of the NMDA receptor in the amygdala. This project will therefore determine whether DCS improves extinction of body-related fears and body dissatisfaction in women with bulimia nervosa (BN) and subthreshold BN undergoing mirror exposure therapy.
Keywords:
bulimia nervosa
D-cycloserine
mirror exposure
DCS
NMDA receptor
OSFED

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Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Institute of Psychology
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science

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Department of Psychology
Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen

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