Investigating Reward in Anorexia Nervosa

How do people with a current or recent diagnosis anorexia nervosa experience reward?

Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto are seeking participants for a study investigating the neurobiology of reward in people with anorexia nervosa. This involves looking at how reward neurobiology is associated with heart, pupil, and brain responses and self-reported data.

Participation entails: 

  • an online evaluation by video 
  • 2 Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) brain scans 
  • responding to questionnaires

You may be eligible if you are:

  • a female between the ages of 12 and 22 years AND have/had a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa, OR
  • are healthy and have never had a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa

Additional details are available in this brochure (PDF).

If you are interested in participating in this study, or if you would like to get more information, please contact the research team at or (416) 535-8501 x 32395.

research study enrolling females with anorexia nervosa