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The TakeControl app for binge eating provides an alert: "You are currently at risk. Would you like assistance?"

New Mobile App and Talk Therapies for Binge Eating Disorder

Two new treatment methods under investigation at Drexel University aim to help people reduce binge-eating behavior. One is a smartphone app designed to alert peopleat times when they are at risk for binge behaviors, among a comprehensive suite of other features. Another treatment is a new, evidence-based approach to small-group behavioral therapy.

Past Weight Loss an Overlooked Factor in Disordered Eating

Due to a complex and vicious cycle of biological and behavioral factors, dieters and weight loss researchers know, the more weight you’ve lost, the harder it is to keep it off. But eating disorder research has largely overlooked this influence, and Dr. Michael Lowe, a professor of psychology at Drexel University, has published a flurry of research studies showing that needs to change.


Q&A With Paul Thomas Clements: Talking Tragedy on Roosevelt Boulevard

Last week, a mother and her four young sons were crossing Roosevelt Boulevard when a speeding car—driven by an alleged drag racer—crashed into the family. The oldest boy, Saa'yon Griffin, was the only survivor. Paul Thomas Clements says that what young survivors and their caregivers need most after a tragic loss is honest communication.

Adrienne Juarascio

At Drexel, Psychology Grad Student Carves Her Own Niche

Grad student Adrienne Juarscio has devoted her time at Drexel to developing new and more effective treatments for eating disorders. She'll receive a prestigious award in her field this summer in recognition of her work.

Q&A with Dr. Christine Nezu: Redefining the Diagnosis of Personality Disorders

Drexel's Dr. Christine Nezu shared her thoughts regarding personality disorders and the diagnostic changes currently under review by the American Psychiatric Association.

News Stories for the Holiday Season: Drexel Experts Available to Comment on Gifts, Health, Business and More

Eric Zillmer

Q&A with Dr. Eric Zillmer: Lance Armstrong’s Legacy

Drexel's Dr. Eric Zillmer talked to DrexelNow about why Armstrong—whose perseverance through cancer to athletic excellence has yielded him to many as an American hero—could ultimately be erased from the history books.

Jonh Kounios

Q&A with John Kounios: The 'Aha! Moment'

Drexel's Dr. John Kounios recently discussed with DrexelNow his nominated topic, “The neuroscience behind epiphanies," for the 2013 TED Conference.

Drexel Experts Available to Comment on the 2012 Olympics

Cyndi Rickards

What I'm Reading: Cyndi Rickards

DrexelNow spoke recently with Cyndi Rickards, assistant teaching professor of criminal justice and instructor of Drexel’s course “Prison, Society and You,” to find out what she's reading.

Obesity Experts Available to Comment on HBO's Weight of the Nation

Autism Experts at Drexel Available for Autism Awareness Month News Stories

Experts at Drexel University are available to comment for news stories about autism for Autism Awareness Month in April. Drexel recently established the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, the nation’s first autism center focused on public health science.