August 30, 2012

Jeanette Grider

Participants Needed for Night Eating Syndrome Study

The Department of Psychology at Saint Louis University is recruiting participants for a research study on the effectiveness of a behavioral intervention for the treatment of night eating syndrome (NES).

Persons with NES wake during the night to eat and/or eat an excessive amount of food late in the evening. They typically experience restlessness or disturbed sleep, a lack of hunger in the morning, and a mood that worsens toward evening.

You may participate in this study if you:

  • Have symptoms of NES
  • Are between the ages of 18 and 65
  • Have no serious or uncontrolled medical conditions
  • Are not pregnant/planning to become pregnant in the next six months
  • Are not seriously overweight or are actively dieting to lose weight

If you quality and decide to participate, you will receive at no cost:

  • Study-related educational materials
  • Study-related behavioral and skills training

For more information:
Contact the Saint Louis University Eating and Weight Studies Lab at (314) 977-2024 or by email at, or call Dr. Jillon Vander Wal at (314) 977-2282.

Jillon Vander Wal, Ph.D.

About Jillon Vander Wal, Ph.D.
A member of the SLU faculty since 2004, Jillon Vander Wal, Ph.D., is an associate professor and director of the Eating and Weight Studies Lab in the University's Department of Psychology. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and did postdoctoral training in clinical health psychology at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Her research and clinical interests include the development, assessment, and treatment of disorders of eating and weight regulation, the assessment and promotion of health behavior change, and the evidence-based treatment of various forms of psychopathology.


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