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Dr. Walter Kaye is a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in treating individuals with anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders. An internationally recognized leader in the field, he is the director of the Eating Disorders Program at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, where he coordinates the treatment of patients in the Medical Behavioral Unit. He is also the director of the Eating Disorders Treatment and Research Program at UC San Diego and a professor in the UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry, where he instructs medical students and residents.
Using a family-based treatment approach called the Maudsley model, Dr. Kaye and his team work with parents to help them understand the symptoms of anorexia and bulimia, and to develop better ways of managing and interacting with their children. This approach has been shown to improve outcomes and reduce relapses. Rady Children's and UC San Diego are among the only places that provide Maudsley family-based treatment, which requires specialized training. As a result, patients come to Rady Children's from throughout the country and around the world for this expertise.
Dr. Kaye's research seeks to understand why individuals develop eating disorders and use what is learned to develop more effective treatments. He has worked to identify genes that contribute to the development of anorexia and bulimia nervosa, and has used brain imaging to document pathways associated with anxiety and obsessive behaviors surrounding food and eating. He is the author of more than 300 articles and publications
Prior to working at UC San Diego and Rady Children's, Dr. Kaye was on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he was the research director of the eating disorder program and received a National Institute of Mental Health senior scientist award.
A pilot open series of lamotrigine in DBT-treated eating disorders characterized by significant affective dysregulation and poor impulse control.
Trunko ME, Schwartz TA, Berner LA, Cusack A, Nakamura T, Bailer UF, Chen JY, Kaye WH
The clinical application of fMRI data in a single-patient diagnostic conundrum: Classifying brain response to experimental pain to distinguish between gastrointestinal, depressive and eating disorder symptoms.
Strigo IA, Murray SB, Simmons AN, Bernard RS, Huang JS, Kaye WH
Aberrant Cerebral Blood Flow in Response to Hunger and Satiety in Women Remitted from Anorexia Nervosa.
Wierenga CE, Bischoff-Grethe A, Rasmusson G, Bailer UF, Berner LA, Liu TT, Kaye WH
Psychometric Evaluation and Norms for the Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA) in a Clinical Eating Disorders Sample.
Brown TA, Berner LA, Jones MD, Reilly EE, Cusack A, Anderson LK, Kaye WH, Wierenga CE
Response in taste circuitry is not modulated by hunger and satiety in women remitted from bulimia nervosa.
Ely AV, Wierenga CE, Bischoff-Grethe A, Bailer UF, Berner LA, Fudge JL, Paulus MP, Kaye WH
Treating Eating Disorders at Higher Levels of Care: Overview and Challenges.
Anderson LK, Reilly EE, Berner L, Wierenga CE, Jones MD, Brown TA, Kaye WH, Cusack A
Outcomes of an inpatient refeeding protocol in youth with anorexia nervosa: Rady Children's Hospital San Diego/University of California, San Diego.
Maginot TR, Kumar MM, Shiels J, Kaye W, Rhee KE
Applying neurobiology to the treatment of adults with anorexia nervosa.
Hill L, Peck SK, Wierenga CE, Kaye WH
Pilot Study of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Responses to Somatic Pain Stimuli in Youth With Functional and Inflammatory Gastrointestinal Disease.
Huang JS, Terrones L, Simmons AN, Kaye W, Strigo I
Dopaminergic activity and altered reward modulation in anorexia nervosa-insight from multimodal imaging.
Bailer UF, Price JC, Meltzer CC, Wagner A, Mathis CA, Gamst A, Kaye WH
Amphetamine alters neural response to sucrose in healthy women.
Melrose AJ, Bailer U, Wierenga CE, Bischoff-Grethe A, Paulus MP, Kaye WH
Anxiety Impacts Cognitive Inhibition in Remitted Anorexia Nervosa.
Ely AV, Wierenga CE, Kaye WH
A Narrative Review of Outcome Studies for Residential and Partial Hospital-based Treatment of Eating Disorders.
Friedman K, Ramirez AL, Murray SB, Anderson LK, Cusack A, Boutelle KN, Kaye WH
Does family-based treatment reduce the need for hospitalization in adolescent anorexia nervosa?
Lock J, Agras WS, Bryson SW, Brandt H, Halmi KA, Kaye W, Wilfley D, Woodside B, Pajarito S, Jo B
Altered sensitization patterns to sweet food stimuli in patients recovered from anorexia and bulimia nervosa.
Wagner A, Simmons AN, Oberndorfer TA, Frank GK, McCurdy-McKinnon D, Fudge JL, Yang TT, Paulus MP, Kaye WH
How Does the Brain Implement Adaptive Decision Making to Eat?
Compan V, Walsh BT, Kaye W, Geliebter A
Neurobiologically informed treatment for adults with anorexia nervosa: a novel approach to a chronic disorder.
Knatz S, Wierenga CE, Murray SB, Hill L, Kaye WH
Dimensions of emotion dysregulation in anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa: A conceptual review of the empirical literature.
Lavender JM, Wonderlich SA, Engel SG, Gordon KH, Kaye WH, Mitchell JE
Adapting Family-Based Treatment for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa Across Higher Levels of Patient Care.
Murray SB, Anderson LK, Rockwell R, Griffiths S, Le Grange D, Kaye WH
Integrating Family-Based Treatment and Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescent Bulimia Nervosa: Preliminary Outcomes of an Open Pilot Trial.
Murray SB, Anderson LK, Cusack A, Nakamura T, Rockwell R, Griffiths S, Kaye WH
The Integration of Family-Based Treatment and Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescent Bulimia Nervosa: Philosophical and Practical Considerations.
Anderson LK, Murray SB, Ramirez AL, Rockwell R, Le Grange D, Kaye WH
A Brief, Intensive Application of Multi-Family-Based Treatment for Eating Disorders.
Knatz S, Murray SB, Matheson B, Boutelle KN, Rockwell R, Eisler I, Kaye WH
Short-term intensive family therapy for adolescent eating disorders: 30-month outcome.
Marzola E, Knatz S, Murray SB, Rockwell R, Boutelle K, Eisler I, Kaye WH
Are Extremes of Consumption in Eating Disorders Related to an Altered Balance between Reward and Inhibition?
Wierenga CE, Ely A, Bischoff-Grethe A, Bailer UF, Simmons AN, Kaye WH
Hunger does not motivate reward in women remitted from anorexia nervosa.
Wierenga CE, Bischoff-Grethe A, Melrose AJ, Irvine Z, Torres L, Bailer UF, Simmons A, Fudge JL, McClure SM, Ely A, Kaye WH
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