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We have been researching eating disorders in Oxford for nearly 40 years! CREDO has made fundamental contributions to the understanding of eating disorders and have developed leading psychological treatments. This work has included the development and evaluation of enhanced CBT (CBT-E), a transdiagnostic treatment, as well as guided self-help for eating disorders characterized by binge eating. Both of these are leading treatments for eating disorders and have been endorsed by NICE (NICE, 2017). More recently, CREDO has developed methods to facilitate the dissemination of effective psychological interventions. These include a scalable form of online training for clinicians and a digital treatment. 

Complementing the strong track record of CREDO, OxBREad work to understand the neural, cognitive, emotional and biological processes underpinning eating disorders and to translate this understanding into novel treatment development, particularly for the most severe eating disorder Anorexia Nervosa. Most recently, they are pioneering the development of neuroscience-based interventions which target the brain processes their neuroimaging studies suggest are dysfunctional. These have the potential to serve as game-changing adjunctive treatments to improve outcomes and boost recovery. The OxBREad group work closely with Oxford’s world-class experts in neuroscience, neuroethics, and neuromodulation.

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