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Columbia Eating Disorders Research Unit

Recent Publications

  • Heaner, M. K., & Walsh, B. T. (2013). A history of the identification of the characteristic eating disturbances of Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and Anorexia Nervosa. Appetite.
  • Walsh, B. T. (2013). The Enigmatic Persistence of Anorexia Nervosa. American Journal of Psychiatry, 170(5), 477-484.
  • Attia E. In the Clinic. Eating Disorders. Ann Intern Med 2012 Apr3; 156(7):ITC41.
  • Broft, A., Shingleton, R., Kaufman, J., Liu, F., Kumar, D., Slifstein, M., ... & Walsh, B. T. (2012). Striatal dopamine in bulimia nervosa: A pet imaging study. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 45(5), 648-656.
  • Schebendach, J., Mayer, L. E., Devlin, M. J., Attia, E., & Walsh, B. T. (2012). Dietary energy density and diet variety as risk factors for relapse in anorexia nervosa: a replication. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 45(1), 79-84.
  • Steinglass, J. E., Figner, B., Berkowitz, S., Simpson, H. B., Weber, E. U., & Walsh, B. T. (2012). Increased capacity to delay reward in anorexia nervosa. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18(4), 773.
  • Steinglass, J., Albano, A. M., Simpson, H. B., Carpenter, K., Schebendach, J., & Attia, E. (2012). Fear of food as a treatment target: Exposure and response prevention for anorexia nervosa in an open series. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 45(4), 615-621.
  • Sysko R, Roberto CA, Barnes RD, Grilo CM, Attia E, Walsh BT. Test-retest reliability of the proposed DSM-5 eating disorders diagnostic criteria. Psychiatry Res. 196 (2012) 302–308.
  • Attia, E., Kaplan, A. S., Walsh, B. T., Gershkovich, M., Yilmaz, Z., Musante, D., & Wang, Y. (2011). Olanzapine versus placebo for out-patients with anorexia nervosa. Psychological medicine, 41(10), 2177-2182.
  • Golden NH, Attia E. Psychopharmacology of eating disorders in children and adolescents. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2011 Feb (58)1:121-138.
  • Gunstad J, Strain G, Devlin MJ, Wing R, Cohen RA, Paul RH, Crosby RD, Mitchell JE. Improved memory function 12 weeks after bariatric surgery. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 7:465-472, 2011.
  • Loeb KL, Jones J, Roberto CA, Sonia Gugga S, Marcus SM, Attia E, Walsh B Timothy. Adolescent-adult discrepancies on the eating disorder examination: a function of developmental stage or severity of illness? Int J Eat Disord. 2011 Sep;44(6):567-72.
  • Marsh, R., Horga, G., Wang, Z., Wang, P., Klahr, K. W., Berner, L. A., ... & Peterson, B. S. (2011). An fMRI study ofF self-regulatory control and conflict resolution in adolescents with bulimia nervosa. The American journal of psychiatry, 168(11), 1210.
  • Schebendach, J. E., Mayer, L. E., Devlin, M. J., Attia, E., Contento, I. R., Wolf, R. L., & Walsh, B. T. (2011). Food choice and diet variety in weight-restored patients with anorexia nervosa. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 111(5), 732-736.
  • Steinglass, J. E., Sysko, R., Glasofer, D., Albano, A. M., Simpson, H. B., & Walsh, B. T. (2011). Rationale for the application of exposure and response prevention to the treatment of anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 44(2), 134-141.
  • Sysko R, Zakarin EB, Devlin MJ, Bush J, Walsh BT. A latent class analysis of psychiatric symptoms among 125 adolescents in a bariatric surgery program. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity 6:289-297, 2011.
  • Walsh BT. The importance of eating behavior in eating disorders. Physiol Behav. 2011 Sep 26;104(4):525-9. Epub 2011 May 8. Review. PMID:21570418
  • Attia E. Anorexia nervosa: Current status and future directions. Annu Rev Med. 2010;61:425-35.
  • Bodell, L.P., & Mayer, L.E. (2010). Percent body fat is a risk factor for relapse in Anorexia Nervosa: A replication study. International Journal of Eating Disorders. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Klein, D.A., Schebendach, J.E., Gershkovich, M., Smith, G.P., & Walsh, B.T. (2010). Modified sham feeding of sweet solutions in women with anorexia nervosa. Physiological Behavior.
  • Roberto CA, Mayer LE, Brickman AM, Barnes A, Muraskin J, Yeung LK, Steffener J, Sy M, Hirsch J, Stern Y, Walsh BT. Brain tissue volume changes following weight gain in adults with anorexia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2011 Jul;44(5):406-11. doi: 10.1002/eat.20840. Epub 2010 May 19. PMID:21661001
  • Rosenbaum, M., Kissileff, H.R., Mayer, L.E., Hirsch, J., & Leibel, R.L. (2010). Energy intake in weight-reduced humans. Brain Research. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Steffen, K. J., Mitchell, J. E., le Grange, D., Crow, S. J., Attia, E., Bulik, C. M., ... & Bansal‐Dev, V. P. (2010). A prevalence study and description of alli® use by patients with eating disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 43(5), 472-479.
  • Steinglass, J. E., Sysko, R., Mayer, L., Berner, L. A., Schebendach, J., Wang, Y., ... & Walsh, B. T. (2010). Pre-meal anxiety and food intake in anorexia nervosa. Appetite, 55(2), 214-218.
  • Thomas, D., Das, S.K., Levine, J.A., Martin, C.K., Mayer, L., McDougall, A., Strauss, B.J., & Heymsfield, S.B. (2010). New fat free mass – fat mass model for use in physiological energy balance equations. Nutrition and Metabolism, 7-39.
  • Sysko, R., Sha, N., Wang, Y., Duan, N., & Walsh, B.T. (2010). Early response to antidepressant treatment in bulimia nervosa. Psychological Medicine, 40, 999-1005.
  • Zimmerli, E. J., Devlin, M. J., Kissileff, H. R., & Walsh, B. T. (2010). The development of satiation in bulimia nervosa. Physiology & behavior, 100(4), 346-349.
  • Attia E, Roberto C. Should amenorrhea be a diagnostic criterion for anorexia nervosa? Int J Eat Disord. Int J Eat Disord. 2009 Nov;42(7):581-9.
  • Attia, E., & Walsh, B. T. (2009). Behavioral management for anorexia nervosa. New England Journal of Medicine, 360(5), 500-506.
  • Downe KA, Goldfein JA, Devlin MJ. Restraint, hunger, and disinhibition following treatment for binge eating disorder. International Journal of Eating Disorders 42:498-504, 2009.
  • Kaplan, A. S., Walsh, B. T., Olmsted, M., Attia, E., Carter, J. C., Devlin, M. J., ... & Parides, M. (2009). The slippery slope: prediction of successful weight maintenance in anorexia nervosa. Psychological medicine, 39(6), 1037.
  • Mangurian, C., Stowe, M., & Devlin, M.J. (2009). Obesity treatment for urban, low-income Latinos with severe mental illness. Psychiatric Services, 60, 1139.
  • Marsh, R., Steinglass, J. E., Gerber, A. J., Graziano O'Leary, K., Wang, Z., Murphy, D., Walsh, B.T. & Peterson, B. S. (2009). Deficient activity in the neural systems that mediate self-regulatory control in bulimia nervosa. Archives of general psychiatry, 66(1), 51.
  • Mayer LE, Klein DA, Black E, Attia E, Shen W, Mao X, Shungu DC, Punyanita M, Gallagher D, Wang J, Heymsfield SB, Hirsch J, Ginsberg HN, Walsh BT. Adipose tissue distribution after weight restoration and weight maintenance in women with anorexia nervosa. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Nov;90(5):1132-7. Epub 2009 Sep 30. PMID:19793856
  • Moga, D.E., Cabaniss, D.L., Marcus, E.R., Walsh, B.T., & Kahn, D.A. (2009). Religious delusions in an evangelical Christian woman with anorexia nervosa. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 15, 477-83.
  • Samuels, F., Zimmerli, E. J., Devlin, M.J., Kissileff, H. R., & Walsh, B. T. (2009). The development of hunger and fullness during a laboratory meal in patients with binge eating disorder. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 42(2), 125-129.


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