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Allegra Broft, MD

Allegra Broft, MD

Dr Broft is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center; she is also a psychiatrist in private practice in New York City. 

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SSRIs are effective for the treatment of eating disorders, but what treatment is best for which disorder? More in this quiz.


A 20-year-old college sophomore with “depression and anxiety,” who is exercising ferociously and who is literally dying to lose more weight sets the stage.

Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder remain a challenge, but research continues and more is learned every day. Experts discuss symptoms, diagnostic criteria, and medical complications of eating disorders, as well as implications for treatment.

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