WILLIAM AGRAS

Summary

Affiliation: Stanford University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for childhood overweight
    W Stewart Agras
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Curr Opin Pediatr 17:648-52. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Tributes to Michel Hersen's contribution to the field. The Mississippi years (1969-1974)
    W Stewart Agras
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Behav Modif 36:436-43. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Childhood risk factors for thin body preoccupation and social pressure to be thin
    W Stewart Agras
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 46:171-8. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for childhood overweight: a prospective study from birth to 9.5 years
    W Stewart Agras
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 5733, USA
    J Pediatr 145:20-5. 2004
  5. doi request reprint Forty years of progress in the treatment of the eating disorders
    W Stewart Agras
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Nord J Psychiatry 62:19-24. 2008
  6. pmc A 4-year prospective study of eating disorder NOS compared with full eating disorder syndromes
    W Stewart Agras
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 42:565-70. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Participant recruitment for an anorexia nervosa treatment study
    Christa McDermott
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 5722, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 35:33-41. 2004
  8. doi request reprint Costs of remission and recovery using family therapy for adolescent anorexia nervosa: a descriptive report
    James Lock
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Eat Disord 16:322-30. 2008
  9. pmc Randomized clinical trial comparing family-based treatment with adolescent-focused individual therapy for adolescents with anorexia nervosa
    James Lock
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA 94305, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 67:1025-32. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Comparison of long-term outcomes in adolescents with anorexia nervosa treated with family therapy
    James Lock
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, CA 94305, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 45:666-72. 2006

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for childhood overweight
    W Stewart Agras
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Curr Opin Pediatr 17:648-52. 2005
    ..We review the 2004 literature on risk factors for childhood overweight. Given the steady increase in the prevalence of childhood overweight, the identification of risk factors is of increasing importance...
  2. doi request reprint Tributes to Michel Hersen's contribution to the field. The Mississippi years (1969-1974)
    W Stewart Agras
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Behav Modif 36:436-43. 2012
    ..Many of the faculty members, including Michel Hersen, became leaders in the field of behavior therapy. Much of what was groundbreaking at the time is now commonplace within many medical schools...
  3. ncbi request reprint Childhood risk factors for thin body preoccupation and social pressure to be thin
    W Stewart Agras
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 46:171-8. 2007
    ..Thin body preoccupation and social pressure to be thin (TBPSP) in adolescence are risk factors for the development of full and partial bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. This study examined precursors of these potent risk factors...
  4. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for childhood overweight: a prospective study from birth to 9.5 years
    W Stewart Agras
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 5733, USA
    J Pediatr 145:20-5. 2004
    ..To ascertain risk factors for the development of overweight in children at 9.5 years of age...
  5. doi request reprint Forty years of progress in the treatment of the eating disorders
    W Stewart Agras
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Nord J Psychiatry 62:19-24. 2008
    ....
  6. pmc A 4-year prospective study of eating disorder NOS compared with full eating disorder syndromes
    W Stewart Agras
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 42:565-70. 2009
    ..To examine the course of Eating Disorder NOS (EDNOS) compared with anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), and binge eating disorder (BED)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Participant recruitment for an anorexia nervosa treatment study
    Christa McDermott
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 5722, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 35:33-41. 2004
    ..To investigate the nature of differing recruitment rates for clinical treatment trials for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa...
  8. doi request reprint Costs of remission and recovery using family therapy for adolescent anorexia nervosa: a descriptive report
    James Lock
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Eat Disord 16:322-30. 2008
    ..However, compared to costs described for adults with AN, adolescent treatment costs appear to be lower when families are used effectively to aid in treatment...
  9. pmc Randomized clinical trial comparing family-based treatment with adolescent-focused individual therapy for adolescents with anorexia nervosa
    James Lock
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA 94305, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 67:1025-32. 2010
    ..Evidence-based treatment trials for adolescents with anorexia nervosa are few...
  10. ncbi request reprint Comparison of long-term outcomes in adolescents with anorexia nervosa treated with family therapy
    James Lock
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, CA 94305, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 45:666-72. 2006
    ..To describe the relative effectiveness of a short versus long course of family-based therapy (FBT) for adolescent anorexia nervosa at long-term follow-up...
  11. ncbi request reprint Predictors of relapse following successful dialectical behavior therapy for binge eating disorder
    Debra L Safer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 5722, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 32:155-63. 2002
    ..To identify predictors of relapse at 6-month follow-up for women with binge eating disorder (BED)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Changes in psychopathology and symptom severity in bulimia nervosa between 1993 and 2003
    Amanda S Vaught
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 41:113-7. 2008
    ..This study investigated changes in symptom severity and the psychopathology of patients with bulimia nervosa between 1993 and 2003...
  13. ncbi request reprint Comparing two measures of eating restraint in bulimic women treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy
    Debra L Safer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 5722, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 36:83-8. 2004
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint A comparison of short- and long-term family therapy for adolescent anorexia nervosa
    James Lock
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 44:632-9. 2005
    ..Research suggests that family treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa may be effective. This study was designed to determine the optimal length of such family therapy...
  15. ncbi request reprint Relapse predictors of patients with bulimia nervosa who achieved abstinence through cognitive behavioral therapy
    Katherine A Halmi
    Department of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York Presbyterian Hospital Westchester Division, 21 Bloomingdale Rd, White Plains, NY 10605, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 59:1105-9. 2002
    ..Identification of relapse predictors may be useful to design effective early intervention strategies for relapse of susceptible patients with bulimia nervosa...
  16. ncbi request reprint The clinical significance of binge eating disorder
    Denise E Wilfley
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 34:S96-106. 2003
    ..Current controversy exists regarding the status of binge eating disorder (BED) as a diagnostic entity. A critique of the literature is provided to address the question of whether BED represents a clinically significant syndrome...
  17. ncbi request reprint Predictors of treatment acceptance and completion in anorexia nervosa: implications for future study designs
    Katherine A Halmi
    Department of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, White Plains, NY 10605, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:776-81. 2005
    ..There have been very few randomized controlled treatment studies of anorexia nervosa...
  18. ncbi request reprint Classification of eating disorders: toward DSM-V
    Denise E Wilfley
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 40:S123-9. 2007
    ..Currently defined eating disorder (ED) categories have limited validity and require refinement based on data...
  19. ncbi request reprint The relationship between parental factors at infancy and parent-reported control over children's eating at age 7
    Rebecca E Duke
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine, Room 1326, 401 Quarry Road, Stanford, CA 94305 5722, USA
    Appetite 43:247-52. 2004
    ..We concluded that parental control appears not always to be simply a reaction to a child's lack of self-control or overweight, but may be present before such issues arise, particularly with the presence of certain cultural factors...
  20. ncbi request reprint Eating disorder symptoms in pregnancy: a prospective study
    Scott J Crow
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454 1495, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 41:277-9. 2008
    ..This research prospectively studies both eating behaviors and disordered eating cognitions in pregnant women with various eating disorder diagnoses...
  21. ncbi request reprint The association between patient characteristics and the therapeutic alliance in cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal therapy for bulimia nervosa
    Michael J Constantino
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 73:203-11. 2005
    ..In CBT, baseline symptom severity was negatively related to middle alliance. In IPT, more baseline interpersonal problems were associated with poorer alliance quality at midtreatment...
  22. ncbi request reprint Patterns of eating and abstinence in women treated for bulimia nervosa
    Neha Shah
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 38:330-4. 2005
    ..The current study sought to determine whether there is an optimal pattern of eating leading to cessation of binge eating and purging in bulimic women...
  23. ncbi request reprint A comparison of ethnic groups in the treatment of bulimia nervosa
    Wanda Chui
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94303, United States
    Eat Behav 8:485-91. 2007
    ..Other findings related to secondary outcome measures, though limited by small sample size, are discussed as providing directions for future research...
  24. ncbi request reprint Report of the National Institutes of Health workshop on overcoming barriers to treatment research in anorexia nervosa
    W Stewart Agras
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 35:509-21. 2004
    ..The goals of this workshop were to discuss the stages of illness and illness severity, pharmacologic interventions, psychological interventions, and methodologic considerations...
  25. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic alliance and treatment adherence in two interventions for bulimia nervosa: a study of process and outcome
    Katharine L Loeb
    Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 73:1097-107. 2005
    ..Early alliance predicted posttreatment purging frequency. In temporal analyses, prior symptom change assessed early in treatment was significantly related to subsequent adherence at midtreatment...
  26. ncbi request reprint Mediators and moderators of treatment effects in randomized clinical trials
    Helena Chmura Kraemer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Calif 94305, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 59:877-83. 2002
    ..We recommend that RCTs routinely include and report such analyses...

Research Grants15

  1. Data Center - Family Therapy and Flouxetine in Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa
    WILLIAM AGRAS; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..From the public health perspective, development of effective treatments for adolescents will reduce the morbidity, mortality, and high costs associated with chronic AN. ..
  2. Effectiveness of Psychological Treatments for BED
    WILLIAM AGRAS; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This study promises to not only clarify the most efficacious overall treatment for individuals with BED, but also to identify sub-groups for whom specific treatments are indicated. ..
  3. STEPPED CARE VS BEST AVAILABLE CARE FOR BULIMIA NERVOSA
    WILLIAM AGRAS; Fiscal Year: 2004
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