Dr. Evelyn Attia was interviewed this week by New York State Senator
Kemp Hannon on the subject of eating disorders and the need for
Comprehensive Care Centers.
NIH has awarded a 5-year grant to the Columbia Center for Eating Disorders to study Olanzapine vs Placebo in Out-patients with Anorexia Nervosa.
This study aims to examine whether or not the medication olanzapine may be helpful in treating anorexia nervosa as measured by psychological improvement and weight restoration. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive either olanzapine or placebo for 16 weeks, during which time participants will come in to the clinic weekly to complete questionnaires and meet with a physician. They will then be followed for another 8 weeks.
This is a five year study that will take place across five sites. Those interested in participating as a subject or control should call 212-543-5739.
Pro-Anorexia Websites Send Convoluted and Deadly Messages, Study Finds
Binge Eating Recommended as a Psychiatric Diagnosis; Obesity is Not
JUNE 1, 2010: "It's been problematic because it doesn't fit a lot of people -- women on birth control, girls who haven't started menstruating and boys and men," saidDr. B. Timothy Walsh...More >>
A Mother’s Loss, A Daughter’s Story
APRIL 25, 2010: Drs. Walsh and Attia are part of moving story about a mother’s reaction to the loss of her daughter to bulimia, as reported in The New York Time. More >>
Dr. Evelyn Attia on YouTube
Eating Disorder Label Leaves Many Untreated
April 12, 2010
...roughly two-thirds of all people diagnosed with an eating disorder – fall into the hazy category known as "eating disorder, not otherwise specified"...
Dr. Michael Devlin at the APA Conference
Michael Devlin, MD will be presenting research on obesity at this years APA conference, which will take place May 22-26th in New Orleans. B. Timothy Walsh, MD will be receiving an award for his outstanding work mentoring new investigators. For more information, visit http://www.psych.org/AnnualMeeting