Melissa Kalarchian

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Preoperative lifestyle intervention in bariatric surgery: initial results from a randomized, controlled trial
    M A Kalarchian
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:254-60. 2013
  2. pmc Optimizing long-term weight control after bariatric surgery: a pilot study
    Melissa A Kalarchian
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 8:710-5. 2012
  3. pmc Impact of addressing reasons for weight loss on behavioral weight-control outcome
    Melissa A Kalarchian
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Am J Prev Med 40:18-24. 2011
  4. pmc Relationship of psychiatric disorders to 6-month outcomes after gastric bypass
    Melissa A Kalarchian
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:544-9. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric disorders among bariatric surgery candidates: relationship to obesity and functional health status
    Melissa A Kalarchian
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 3811 O Hara St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 164:328-34; quiz 374. 2007
  6. pmc Family-based treatment of severe pediatric obesity: randomized, controlled trial
    Melissa A Kalarchian
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pediatrics 124:1060-8. 2009
  7. pmc Temperament, mood, dietary restraint, and bulimic symptomatology in college women
    Rebecca Ringham
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Eat Behav 9:336-42. 2008
  8. pmc Bupropion and cognitive behavioral therapy for weight-concerned women smokers
    Michele D Levine
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA 15213, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:543-50. 2010
  9. pmc Weight concerns, mood, and postpartum smoking relapse
    Michele D Levine
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Prev Med 39:345-51. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Binge eating among gastric bypass patients at long-term follow-up
    Melissa A Kalarchian
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Obes Surg 12:270-5. 2002

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. pmc Preoperative lifestyle intervention in bariatric surgery: initial results from a randomized, controlled trial
    M A Kalarchian
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:254-60. 2013
    ..To document preoperative outcomes of a behavioral lifestyle intervention delivered to patients prior to bariatric surgery in comparison to treatment as usual (insurance-mandated physician supervised diet)...
  2. pmc Optimizing long-term weight control after bariatric surgery: a pilot study
    Melissa A Kalarchian
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 8:710-5. 2012
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  3. pmc Impact of addressing reasons for weight loss on behavioral weight-control outcome
    Melissa A Kalarchian
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Am J Prev Med 40:18-24. 2011
    ..One way to improve weight control may be to place greater emphasis on the main reasons why individuals want to lose weight...
  4. pmc Relationship of psychiatric disorders to 6-month outcomes after gastric bypass
    Melissa A Kalarchian
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:544-9. 2008
    ..We sought to document the relationship of preoperative psychiatric disorders to the 6-month outcomes after gastric bypass...
  5. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric disorders among bariatric surgery candidates: relationship to obesity and functional health status
    Melissa A Kalarchian
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 3811 O Hara St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 164:328-34; quiz 374. 2007
    ..The present study was designed to document psychiatric disorders among candidates for weight loss surgery and to examine the relationship of psychopathology to degree of obesity and functional health status...
  6. pmc Family-based treatment of severe pediatric obesity: randomized, controlled trial
    Melissa A Kalarchian
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pediatrics 124:1060-8. 2009
    ..We evaluated the efficacy of family-based, behavioral weight control in the management of severe pediatric obesity...
  7. pmc Temperament, mood, dietary restraint, and bulimic symptomatology in college women
    Rebecca Ringham
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Eat Behav 9:336-42. 2008
    ..Future empirical studies are needed to clarify relationships between temperament and other risk factors for disordered eating...
  8. pmc Bupropion and cognitive behavioral therapy for weight-concerned women smokers
    Michele D Levine
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA 15213, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:543-50. 2010
    ..However, the efficacy of combining CONCERNS with cessation medication is unknown. We sought to determine if the combination of CONCERNS and bupropion therapy would enhance abstinence for weight-concerned women smokers...
  9. pmc Weight concerns, mood, and postpartum smoking relapse
    Michele D Levine
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Prev Med 39:345-51. 2010
    ..Evidence suggests that changes in depressive symptoms, perceived stress, and concerns about weight may relate to postpartum smoking relapse...
  10. ncbi request reprint Binge eating among gastric bypass patients at long-term follow-up
    Melissa A Kalarchian
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Obes Surg 12:270-5. 2002
    ..A second objective was to examine the relationship of postoperative binge eating to surgery outcome...
  11. pmc Childhood maltreatment and psychiatric morbidity in bariatric surgery candidates
    Jennifer E Wildes
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Obes Surg 18:306-13. 2008
    ..e., emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and emotional and physical neglect) and Axis I and II psychiatric disorders in patients presenting for bariatric surgery...
  12. ncbi request reprint Binge eating in children and adolescents
    Marsha D Marcus
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 34:S47-57. 2003
    ..To establish what is known about binge eating in children and adolescents and to identify unresolved questions...
  13. ncbi request reprint Behavioral treatment of obesity in patients taking antipsychotic medications
    Melissa A Kalarchian
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 66:1058-63. 2005
    ..Thus we sought to evaluate the potential utility of a behavioral weight control program for this population...
  14. pmc Overeating among seriously overweight children seeking treatment: results of the children's eating disorder examination
    Michele D Levine
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 39:135-40. 2006
    ....
  15. pmc Weight concerns affect motivation to remain abstinent from smoking postpartum
    Michele D Levine
    Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA 15213, USA
    Ann Behav Med 32:147-53. 2006
    ..Although many women quit smoking during pregnancy, most resume smoking postpartum. One factor that may be important in postpartum relapse is a pregnant woman's motivation to remain abstinent after delivery...
  16. pmc History of smoking and postcessation weight gain among weight loss surgery candidates
    Michele D Levine
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
    Addict Behav 32:2365-71. 2007
    ..Because patients often receive recommendations to quit smoking and lose weight prior to surgery, additional information on the impact of presurgical smoking cessation on long-tem weight control in this population is needed...
  17. pmc Weight gain prevention among women
    Michele D Levine
    Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1267-77. 2007
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Physical activity and physical function in individuals post-bariatric surgery
    Deborah A Josbeno
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Obes Surg 21:1243-9. 2011
    ..This study characterized the physical activity profile and physical function of 40 subjects 2-5 years post-bariatric surgery and examined the association between physical activity, physical function, and weight loss after surgery...
  19. doi request reprint A family history study of binge-eating disorder
    Lisa R R Lilenfeld
    Clinical Psychology Program, Argosy University, Washington, DC 22209, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 49:247-54. 2008
    ..Thus, BED and substance use disorder may share a common mechanism of familial transmission among women...
  20. ncbi request reprint Evaluating binge eating disorder in children: development of the children's binge eating disorder scale (C-BEDS)
    Jennifer R Shapiro
    Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 40:82-9. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop a brief, simple, structured, interviewer-administered scale (C-BEDS) to measure BED in children according to the provisional criteria and to compare diagnostic results with SCID diagnoses...

Research Grants8

  1. Optimizing Lifestyle Adjustment in Weight Loss Surgery
    Melissa Kalarchian; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Future work may focus on adding adjunctive treatment components such as weight loss medication, the effects of which have not been adequately studied in bariatric surgery patients. ..
  2. Behavioral Intervention for Weight Loss Failure After Bariatric Surgery
    Melissa Kalarchian; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  3. Preoperative Lifestyle Intervention in Bariatric Surgery
    Melissa Kalarchian; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Study results will have a direct and immediate impact on current efforts to develop evidence-based best practices in bariatric surgery. ..
  4. Preoperative Lifestyle Intervention in Bariatric Surgery
    Melissa A Kalarchian; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Study results will have a direct and immediate impact on current efforts to develop evidence-based best practices in bariatric surgery. ..