Published Papers by year

Walter Kaye and the UCSD Eating Disorders Research team have published over 250 papers on the neurobiology of eating disorders. These publications include behavioral, treatment, and cognitive neuroscience studies that have improved understanding of the clinical presentation, genetics, neurotransmitter systems, and neural substrates involved in appetite dysregulation and disordered eating. These studies are guiding the development of more effective, neurobiologically informed interventions.


  • Applying neurobiology to the treatment of adults with anorexia nervosa.

    Hill, L., Knatz, S., Wierenga, C.E., Kaye, W.H. (in press).

    Journal of Eating Disorders.

  • Amphetamine alters neural response to sucrose in healthy women.

    Melrose, A.J., Bailer, U.F., Wierenga, C.E., Bischoff-Grethe, A., Paulus, M.P., Kaye, W.H. (2016).

    Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging. [Epub ahead of print].

  • Health Sciences Academic Senate Grant entitled "Incentive Processing in Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa".

  • Response in taste circuitry is not modulated by hunger and satiety in women remitted from bulimia nervosa.

    Ely, A. V., Wierenga, C. E., Bischoff-Grethe, A., Bailer, U., Berner, L. A., Fudge, J., Paulus, M., & Kaye, W. H. (in press).

    Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

  • Disturbances of the central nervous system in anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.

    Berner, L. A. & Kaye, W. H. (in press).

    In: Eating Disorders and Obesity: a Comprehensive Handbook, 3rd Edition. Brownell, K. D. & Walsh, B. T. (Eds.). New York: Guildford Press.

  • Neurobiology of eating disorders: clinical implications.

    Ely, A. V., Berner, L. A., Wierenga, C., & Kaye, W. (in press).

    Psychiatric Times.

  • Evidence-based treatment approaches for night eating disorders.

    Allison, K. C., & Berner, L. A. (in press).

    In: Oxford Handbook of Complex and Atypical Eating Disorders. Murray, S. B., Anderson, L. K., (Eds.) New York: Guilford Press.

  • When family therapy isn't enough: new treatment directions for highly anxious and dysregulated adolescents with anorexia nervosa.

    Simic, M., Anderson, L. K., Berner, L. A., Peck, S. K., Hunt, K., Kaye, W., Eisler, I. (in press).

    In: Innovations in Family Therapy for Eating Disorders: Novel Treatment Developments, Patient Insights, and the Role of Carers. Murray, S. B., Anderson, L. K., & Cohn, L. (Eds.). New York: Guilford Press