Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Center for Weight and Eating Disorders

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Recent Publications

Allison KC, Crow SJ, Reeves RR, West DS, Foreyt JP, DiLillo VG, Wadden TA, Jeffery RW, Van Dorsten B, Stunkard AJ and the Eating Disorders Subgroup of the Look AHEAD Research Group. The prevalence of binge eating disorder and night eating syndrome in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Obes. 2007; 15:1285-1291.

Allison KC, Lundgren JD, O'Reardon JP, Geliebter A, Gluck ME, Vinai P, Mitchell JE, Schenck CH, Howell MJ, Crow SJ, Engel S, Latzer Y, Tzischinsky O, Mahowald MW, Stunkard AJ.Proposed diagnostic criteria for night eating syndrome. Int J Eat Disord. (In press).

Allison KC, Lundgren JD, O’Reardon JP, Martino NS, Sarwer DB, Wadden TA, Crosby RD, Engel SG, Stunkard AJ. The Night Eating Questionnaire (NEQ): psychometric properties of a measure of severity of the night eating syndrome. Eat Behav. 2008; 9:62-72.

Aronne LJ, Wadden T, Isoldi KK, Woodowrth KA. When prevention fails: obesity treatment strategies. Am J Med. 2009;122:S24-32.

Berkowitz RI. Behavior Therapies. The American Psychiatric Textbook of Psychiatry (Eds. Robert E. Hales, Stuart C. Yudofsky, John A. Talbott) 4th Edition. Washington. 2003.

Berkowitz RI, Stallings VA, Maislin G, Stunkard AJ. Growth of children at high risk of obesity during the first 6 y of life: implications for prevention. Am J Clin Nutr ; 81: 140, 2005. May, 2005

Berkowitz RI, Stunkard AJ. Development of Childhood Obesity. Obesity (Eds. Thomas A. Wadden and Albert J. Stunkard) Third Edition, Raven, 2002; 515-531.

Berkowitz RI, Wadden TA, Tershakovec AM, Cronquist JL. Behavior therapy and sibutramine for the treatment of adolescent obesity: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA 289;1805-1812, 2003.

Cardillo S, Volger S, Bloedon LT, Boston R, Iqbal N, Szapary P. Effects of Chromium Picolinate in Nondiabetic Patients with Metabolic Syndrome: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. (Abstract); Diabetes. June 2006 supplement.

Cohen D, Bloeden LT, Volger S, Rothman R, Mayor C, Yang S, Townsend R, Szapary PO. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Iyengar Yoga vs. Enhanced Lifestyle Modification on Blood Pressure Reduction in Patients with Prehypertension to Stage I Hypertension (Abstract) American Society of Hypertension (ASH) May 2008.

Crerand, C.E., Wadden, T.A., Sarwer, D.B., Fabricatore, A.N., Kuehnel, R.H., Gibbons, L.M., Brock, J.R., & Williams, N.N. A comparison of weight histories in women with Class III vs. Class I-II obesity.Obes. 2006;14:63S-69S.

Fabricatore AN, Crerand CE, Wadden TA, Sarwer DB, Krasucki JL. How do mental health professionals evaluate candidates for bariatric surgery? Survey results. Obes Surg. 2006;16:567-573.

Fabricatore AN, Sarwer DB, Wadden TA, Combs CJ, Krasucki JL. Reports of depressive symptoms before and after the preoperative psychological evaluation for bariatric surgery: Impression management or real change? Obes Surg 2007;17:1213-1219.

Fabricatore AN, Wadden TA, Moore RH, Butryn ML, Gravallese EA, Erondu NE, Heymsfield SB, Nguyen AM. Attrition from randomized controlled trials of pharmacological weight loss agents: a systematic review and analysis. Obes Rev. 2009; 10:333-341.

Fabricatore, A.N., Wadden, T.A., Sarwer, D.B., Crerand, C.E., Kuehnel, R.H., Lipschutz, P.E., Raper, S.E., & Williams, N.N. (2006). Self-reported eating behaviors of extremely obese persons seeking bariatric surgery: A factor analytic approach.Obes. 2006;14:83S-89S.

Fabricatore AN, Wadden TA, Womble LG, Sarwer DB, Berkowitz RI, Foster GD, Brock JR. The role of patients’ expectations and goals in the behavioral and pharmacological treatment of obesity. Int J Obes 2007; 31:1739-1745.

Faith, M.S. Behavioral science and the study of gene-nutrition and gene-physical activity interactions in obesity research. Obes16 (Suppl): S82-84, 2008.

Faith, M.S., Fontaine, K.R., Baskin, M.L., Allison, D.B. Toward the reduction of population obesity: macrolevel environmental approaches to the problems of food, eating, and obesity. Psychol Bull 2007;133: 205-226.

Faith , M.S., Rhea, S.A., Corley, R.P., Hewitt, J.K. Genetic and shared environmental influences on children’s 24-hour eating patterns: Gender differences at age 7 years. Am J of Clin Nutr 2008;87:903-911.

Faith, M.S., Storey, M., Kral, T.V.E., Pietrobelli, A. The Feeding Demands Questionnaire (FEEDS): Assessment of parental demand cognitions concerning parent-child feeding relations. J Am Diet Assoc.2008;108:624-630.

Faulconbridge, L., Cummings, E., Kaplan, J., & Grill, H. Hyperphagic effects of brainstem ghrelin administration Diabetes. 2003;52:2260-5.

Faulconbridge, LF, Grill, HJ, Kaplan, JM, Daniels, D. Caudal brainstem delivery of ghrelin induces fos expression in the nucleus of the solitary tract, but not in the arcuate or paraventricular nuclei of the hypothalamus Brain Res. 2008;1218:151-57.

Faulconbridge, L., Grill, H & Kaplan, J. Reversal of ghrelin hyperphagia with NPY Y1 and NPY Y5 receptor antagonists: differential effects in the forebrain and brainstem. Diabetes. 2005;54:1985-93.

Faulconbridge LF, Wadden TA, Berkowitz RI, Sarwer DB, Womble LG, Hesson LA, Stunkard AJ, Fabricatore AN. Changes in Symptoms of Depression with Weight Loss: Results of a Randomized Trial. Obes (Silver Spring). 2009;17:1009-16.

Fisher JO, Kral TVE. Super-size me. Portion size effects on young children’s eating. Physiol Behav, 2008; 94:39 – 47.

Geier AB, Foster GD, Womble LG, McLaughlin J, Borradaile KE, Joan Nachmani J, Sherman S, Kumanyika S, Shults J. The Relationship Between Relative Weight and School Attendance Among Elementary School Children. Obes. 2007;15:2157-61.

Gibbons, L.M., Sarwer, D.B., Crerand, C.E., Fabricatore, A.N., Kuehnel, R.H., Lipschutz, P.E., Raper, S.E., Williams, N.N., & Wadden, T.A. Previous Weight loss experiences of bariatric surgery candidates: How much have patients dieted prior to surgery?Obes, 2006;70S-76S.

Gladis, M.M., Wadden, T.A., Vogt, R., Foster, G., Kuehnel, R.H., & Bartlett, S.J. Behavioral treatment of obese binge eaters: Do they need different care? J Psychosomat Res. 1998; 44:375-384.

Goel N, Stunkard AJ, Rogers NL, Van Dongen HPA, Allison KC, O’Reardon JP, Ahima RS, Cummings DE, Heo M, Dinges DF. Circadian rhythm profiles in women with night eating syndrome.J Biol Rhythms. 2009;24:85-94.

Iqbal N, Cardillo S, Volger S, Bloedon LT, Anderson RA, Boston R, Szapary PO. Chromium Picolinate Does Not Improve Key Features of Metabolic Syndrome in Obese Nondiabetic Adults. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2009;7:143-50.

Jones, L. R., Fries, E., & Danish, S.Gender and ethnic differences in body image and opposite sex figure preferences of rural adolescents. Body Image. 2007;4:103-108.

Jones-Corneille, L. R., Wadden, T. A., Sarwer, D. B.Risk of depression and suicide in patients with extreme obesity who seek bariatric surgery.Obesity Management. 2008;255-259.

Jones, L.R., Wilson, C. I., & Wadden, T. A.Lifestyle modification in the treatment of obesity: An educational challenge and opportunity. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2007;81: 776-779.

Kral TVE. Effects on hunger and satiety, perceived portion size and pleasantness of taste of varying the portion size of foods: a brief review of selected studies. Appetite. 2005;46:103-5.

Kral TVE, Rolls BJ. Effects of energy density and portion size: their independent and combined effects on energy intake. Physiol Behav. 2004; 82:131-38.

Kral TVE, Berkowitz RI, Stunkard AJ, Stallings VA, Brown DD, Faith MS. Dietary energy density increases during early childhood irrespective of familial predisposition to obesity: Results from a prospective cohort study. Int J Obes. 2007;31:1061-67.

Kral TVE, Faith MS. Child eating patterns and weight regulation: A developmental behavior genetics framework. Acta Paediatr Suppl. 2007;96:29-34.

Kral, T.V.E., Stunkard, A.J., Berkowitz, R.I., Stallings, V.A., Moore, R.H., and Faith, M.S. Beverage Consumption Patterns of Children Born at Different Risk of Obesity. Obesity. 2008;16:1802-1808.

Leibowitz, K.L., Moore, R.H., Stunkard, A.J., Stallings, V.A., Berkowitz, R.I., Stettler, N., Chittams, J.L. and Faith, M.S. Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor-Associated Waist Circumference Patterns in Children With or Without a Familial Predisposition for Obesity. Int J of Pediatr Obes, in press.

Lundgren, J. D., Amsterdam, J., Newberg, A., Allison, K. C., Wintering, N., & Stunkard, A. Differences in serotonin transporter binding affinity in patients with major depressive disorder and night eating syndrome. Eat Weight Disord. 2009;14:45-50.

Lyles, R.H., Manatunga, A.K., Moore, R.H, Bowman, F.D., and Cook, C.B. Improving Point Predictions of Random Effects for Subjects at High Risk: A Case Study. Stat Med. 2007;26:1285-1300.

Myers, M.G., MacPherson, L., Jones, L.R., & Aarons, G.A.Measuring adolescent smoking cessation strategies: Instrument development and initial validation.Nicotine Tob Res. 2007;9:1131-38.

Phelan S, Wadden TA, Berkowitz RI, Sarwer DB, Womble LG, Cato RK, Rothman R. Impact of Weight Loss on the Metabolic Syndrome. Int J Obes. 2007;31:1442-8.

Sarwer DB, Brown GK, Evans DL. Cosmetic Breast Augmentation and Suicide: A Review of the Literature. Am J Psych. 2007;164:1006-1013.

Sarwer DB, Crerand CE. Body dysmorphic disorder and appearance enhancing medical treatments. Body Image. 2008;5:50-58.

Sarwer DB, Fabricatore AN, Jones LR, Allison KC, Faulconbridge LN, Wadden TA. Psychological Issues Following Bariatric Surgery. Prim Psych. 2008;15:50-55.

Sarwer DB, Pruzinsky T, Cash TF, Goldwyn RM, Persing JA, Whitaker LA (eds.) The Psychology of Reconstructive and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery: Clinical, Empirical, and Ethical Perspectives. Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkens, 2006.

Sarwer DB, Wadden TA, Moore RH, Baker AW, Gibbons LM, Raper SE, Williams NN. Preoperative Eating Behavior, Postoperative Dietary Adherence and Weight Loss Following Gastric Bypass Surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2008;5:640-646.

Stunkard, A. J., Allison, K. C., Geliebter, A., Lundgren, J. D., Gluck, M. E., & O’Reardon, J. P. Development of criteria for a diagnosis: lessons from the night eating syndrome. Compr Psych. doi:10.1016/j.comppsych.2008.09.013. (In press).

Stunkard AJ, Berkowitz RI, Schoeller D, Maislin G, Stallings VA. Determinants of body size in the first two years of life. Int J Obes. 2004;28:503-13.

Tanofsky-Kraff, M., Ranzenhofer, L.M., Yanovski, S.Z., Schvey, N.A., Faith, M.S., Gustofson, J., Yanovski, J.A., Psychometric Properties of a New Questionnaire to Assess Eating in the Absence of Hunger in Children and Adolescents. Appetite. 2008;51:148-155.

Tholin, S., Lindroos, A. K., Tynelius, P., Akerstedt, T., Stunkard, A., Bulik, C., & Rasmussen, Finn. Prevalence of night eating in obese and non-obese twins. Obesity. 2009;17:1050-1055

Tsai AG, Wadden TA, Sarwer DB et al. Metabolic syndrome and health-related quality of life in obese individuals seeking weight reduction. Obesity. 2008;16:59-63.

Vetter ML, Cardillo S, Rickels MR, Iqbal N. Impact of bariatric surgery on type 2 diabetes mellitus: an entero-insular perspective. Accepted for publication.

Vetter ML, Chauncey K. Chapter 10: Everything else. In: Deen D, Hark L, ed. The Complete Guide to Nutrition in Primary Care. Malden, Mass: Blackwell Publishing;2007:201-220.

Vetter ML, Herring SJ, Sood M, Shah NR, Kalet AL. What do resident physicians know about nutrition? An evaluation of attitudes, self-perceived proficiency and knowledge. J Am Coll Nutr 2008;27:298-98.

Volger S, Bloedon L , Polsky D, Rothman R, Szaprary P, Townsend R, Cohen C. Implementing a behavioral lifestyle modification approach to reduce blood pressure in patients with prehypertension to Stage I hypertension, (Abstract), August 2007 supplement J Am Diet Assoc.

Wadden TA, Berkowitz, RI, Womble LG, Sarwer DB, Phelan S, Cato RK, Hesson LA, Osei SY, Kaplan R, Stunkard AJ. Randomized trial of lifestyle modification and pharmacotherapy for obesity. N Engl J Med. 2005;353:2111-20.

Wadden TA, Butryn ML, Sarwer DB, Fabricatore AN, Crerand CE, Lipschutz PE, Faulconbridge L, Raper S, Williams NN. Comparison of psychosocial status in women with class III versus class I-II obesity. Obesity. 2006;14: 90S-98S.

Wadden TA, Sarwer DB, Fabricatore AN et al. Psychosocial and behavioral status of patients undergoing bariatric surgery: what to expect before and after surgery. Med Clin North Am. 2007;91:451-69.

Wadden, T.A., Vogt, R.A., Anderson, R.E., Bartlett, S.J., Foster, G.D., Kuehnel, R.H., Wilk, J., Weinstock, R., Buckenmeyer, P., Berkowitz, R.I., & Steen, S.N. Exercise in thetreatment of obesity: Effects of four interventions on body composition, resting energy expenditure, appetite, and mood.J Consult Clin Psychol 1997;65:269-277.

Wadden TA, West DS, Neiberg RH et al; Look AHEAD Research Group. One-year weight losses in the Look AHEAD study: factors associated with success. Obes. 2009;17:713-22.

Williamson DA, Rejeski J, Lang W, Van Dorsten B, Fabricatore AN, Toledo K, Look AHEAD Research Group. Impact of a weight management program on health-related quality of life in overweight adults with type 2 diabetes. Arch Int Med. 2009;169:163-171.

Wing RR, Wadden TA, Espeland M. Surgical vs behavioral therapy for weight loss in patients with type 2 diabetes. JAMA. 2008;299:2146.