The purpose of the clinic is to study Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder in an effort to find more effective treatments for each. Since ours is a research program, we offer free treatment to eligible women and men who suffer from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder.
The clinic provides inpatient and outpatient services and the staff is trained and experienced in the treatment of eating disorders. The treatment team providing care is composed of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, nutritionists, recreational and occupational therapists and research professionals. This multidisciplinary team works with patients to develop a comprehensive and meaningful goal-directed treatment plan in a structured setting.
In general, the goal of treatment is to normalize weight and disturbed eating patterns. Patients participate in a variety of groups on the unit which aim to address distorted cognitions and behaviors and help patients develop skills to use after discharge from the hospital. Outpatient therapy may involve participating in a treatment study evaluating a medication or psychotherapy or may commence upon completion of research participation. These sessions typically involve cognitive-behavioral therapy with medication management led by an experienced psychiatrist or psychologist.
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Eating Disorders Clinic
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
B. Timothy Walsh, MD, Director, Clinical Therapeutics
Evelyn Attia, MD, Director
Michael Devlin, MD, Associate Director
Laurel Mayer, MD, Clinical Director
Allegra Broft, MD, Research Psychiatrist
Debbie Glasofer, PhD, Research Psychologist
Rachel Marsh, PhD, Research Psychologist
Pamela Raizman, PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Janet Schebendach, PHD, RD, Research Nutritionist
Barbara Smolek, OTR, MPA, Administrative Manager
Joanna Steinglass, MD, Research Psychiatrist