Wonderlich awarded federal grant to study new therapy

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Steve Wonderlich, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at the University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, recently was awarded a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) grant to study a new treatment he has developed for binge eating disorder. It's one of several eating-related disorders that can severely impact the health and lives of people, often younger women.

In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their lives, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, or related disorders, according to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA).

News of Wonderlich's NIMH clinical research grant is timely as the country learns more about these challenging health conditions during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb. 23–March 1). According to NEDA, the organization behind this awareness week, the goal is to promote public attention to, and education about, the seriousness of these disorders.