Debra Safer

Psychiatrist

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Behavioral Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic

  • 401 Quarry Road
  • Stanford, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-9111
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Professional Education

Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center (1999) CA

Residency: Stanford University Medical Center (1998) CA

Board Certification: Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2000)

Internship: Stanford University Medical Center (1995) CA

Medical Education: UCSF Medical Center (1994) CA

A randomized wait-list controlled pilot study of dialectical behaviour therapy guided self-help for binge eating disorder.
Masson, P. C., von Ranson, K. M., Wallace, L. M., & Safer, D. L. (2013). A randomized wait-list controlled pilot study of dialectical behaviour therapy guided self-help for binge eating disorder. Behaviour research and therapy, 51(11), 723-728.

Race/Ethnicity, Education, and Treatment Parameters as Moderators and Predictors of Outcome in Binge Eating Disorder
Thompson-Brenner, H., Franko, D. L., Thompson, D. R., Grilo, C. M., Boisseau, C. L., & Wilson, G. T. (2013). Race/Ethnicity, Education, and Treatment Parameters as Moderators and Predictors of Outcome in Binge Eating Disorder. JOURNAL OF CONSULTING AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 81(4), 710-721.

Group dialectical behavior therapy adapted for obese emotional eaters; a pilot study
Roosen, M. A., Safer, D., Adler, S., Cebolla, A., & van Strien, T. (2012). Group dialectical behavior therapy adapted for obese emotional eaters; a pilot study. NUTRICION HOSPITALARIA, 27(4), 1141-1147.

Moderators of dialectical behavior therapy for binge eating disorder: Results from a randomized controlled trial
Robinson, A. H., & Safer, D. L. (2012). Moderators of dialectical behavior therapy for binge eating disorder: Results from a randomized controlled trial. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS, 45(4), 597-602.

Racial/Ethnic Differences in Adults in Randomized Clinical Trials of Binge Eating Disorder
Franko, D. L., Thompson-Brenner, H., Thompson, D. R., Boisseau, C. L., Davis, A., & Wilson, G. T. (2012). Racial/Ethnic Differences in Adults in Randomized Clinical Trials of Binge Eating Disorder. JOURNAL OF CONSULTING AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 80(2), 186-195.

Suprathreshold duloxetine for treatment-resistant depression, anorexia nervosa binge-purging type, and obsessive-compulsive disorder: a case report.
Safer, D. L., & Arnow, K. D. (2012). Suprathreshold duloxetine for treatment-resistant depression, anorexia nervosa binge-purging type, and obsessive-compulsive disorder: a case report. Innovations in clinical neuroscience, 9(3), 13-16.

Does rapid response to two group psychotherapies for binge eating disorder predict abstinence?
Safer, D. L., & Joyce, E. E. (2011). Does rapid response to two group psychotherapies for binge eating disorder predict abstinence?. BEHAVIOUR RESEARCH AND THERAPY, 49(5), 339-345.

Appetite-Focused Dialectical Behavior Therapy for the Treatment of Binge Eating with Purging: A Preliminary Trial
Hill, D. M., Craighead, L. W., & Safer, D. L. (2011). Appetite-Focused Dialectical Behavior Therapy for the Treatment of Binge Eating with Purging: A Preliminary Trial. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS, 44(3), 249-261.

Use of Mirtazapine in an Adult with Refractory Anorexia Nervosa and Comorbid Depression: A Case Report
Safer, D. L., Darcy, A. M., & Lock, J. (2011). Use of Mirtazapine in an Adult with Refractory Anorexia Nervosa and Comorbid Depression: A Case Report. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS, 44(2), 178-181.

Anorexia Nervosa as a Disorder of Emotion Dysregulation: Theory, Evidence, and Treatment Implications
Safer DL, & Chen EY. (2011). Anorexia Nervosa as a Disorder of Emotion Dysregulation: Theory, Evidence, and Treatment Implications. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 18.

Outcome From a Randomized Controlled Trial of Group Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder: Comparing Dialectical Behavior Therapy Adapted for Binge Eating to an Active Comparison Group Therapy
Safer, D. L., Robinson, A. H., & Jo, B. (2010). Outcome From a Randomized Controlled Trial of Group Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder: Comparing Dialectical Behavior Therapy Adapted for Binge Eating to an Active Comparison Group Therapy. BEHAVIOR THERAPY, 41(1), 106-120.

Outcome from a randomized controlled trial of group therapy for binge eating disorder: Comparing Dialectical Behavior Therapy adapted for binge eating to an active comparison group therapy
Safer DL, Robinson AH, & Jo B. (2010). Outcome from a randomized controlled trial of group therapy for binge eating disorder: Comparing Dialectical Behavior Therapy adapted for binge eating to an active comparison group therapy. Behavior Therapy, 41(1).

A comparison of ethnic groups in the treatment of bulimia nervosa.
Chui, W., Safer, D. L., Bryson, S. W., Agras, W. S., & Wilson, G. T. (2007). A comparison of ethnic groups in the treatment of bulimia nervosa. Eating behaviors, 8(4), 485-491.

The relationship of weight suppression and dietary restraint to binge eating in bulimia nervosa
Lowe, M. R., Thomas, J. G., Safer, D. L., & Butryn, M. L. (2007). The relationship of weight suppression and dietary restraint to binge eating in bulimia nervosa. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS, 40(7), 640-644.

Dialectical behavior therapy modified for adolescent binge eating disorder: A case report
Safer, D. L., Lock, J., & Couturier, J. L. (2007). Dialectical behavior therapy modified for adolescent binge eating disorder: A case report. COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL PRACTICE, 14(2), 157-167.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy modified for adolescent binge eating disorder: A case report
Safer DL, Couturier JL, & Lock J. (2007). Dialectical Behavior Therapy modified for adolescent binge eating disorder: A case report. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 14.

Designing a control for a behavioral group therapy
Safer, D. L., & Hugo, E. M. (2006). Designing a control for a behavioral group therapy. BEHAVIOR THERAPY, 37(2), 120-130.

Weight suppression is a robust predictor of outcome in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of bulimia nervosa
Butryn, M. L., Lowe, M. R., Safer, D. L., & Agras, W. S. (2006). Weight suppression is a robust predictor of outcome in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of bulimia nervosa. JOURNAL OF ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, 115(1), 62-67.

Comparing two measures of eating restraint in bulimic women treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy
Safer, D. L., Agras, W. S., Lowe, M. R., & Bryson, S. (2004). Comparing two measures of eating restraint in bulimic women treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS, 36(1), 83-88.

Women in psychiatric training
Bogar, A. M., & Safer, D. L. (2004). Women in psychiatric training. ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRY, 28(4), 305-309.

Psychological predictors of patient satisfaction with laser skin resurfacing.
Koch, R. J., Newman, J. P., & Safer, D. L. (2003). Psychological predictors of patient satisfaction with laser skin resurfacing. Archives of facial plastic surgery , 5(5), 445-446.

Predictors of relapse following successful dialectical behavior therapy for binge eating disorder
Safer, D. L., Lively, T. J., Telch, C. F., & Agras, W. S. (2002). Predictors of relapse following successful dialectical behavior therapy for binge eating disorder. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS, 32(2), 155-163.

Early body mass index and other anthropometric relationships between parents and children
Safer, D. L., Agras, W. S., Bryson, S., & Hammer, L. D. (2001). Early body mass index and other anthropometric relationships between parents and children. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBESITY, 25(10), 1532-1536.

Prolonged bottle feeding in a cohort of children: Does it affect caloric intake and dietary composition?
Safer, D. L., Bryson, S., Agras, W. S., & Hammer, L. D. (2001). Prolonged bottle feeding in a cohort of children: Does it affect caloric intake and dietary composition?. CLINICAL PEDIATRICS, 40(9), 481-487.

Dialectical behavior therapy adapted for bulimia: A case report
Safer, D. L., Telch, C. F., & Agras, W. S. (2001). Dialectical behavior therapy adapted for bulimia: A case report. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS, 30(1), 101-106.

Dialectical behavior therapy for bulimia nervosa
Safer, D. L., Telch, C. F., & Agras, W. S. (2001). Dialectical behavior therapy for bulimia nervosa. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 158(4), 632-634.

Risperidone in the treatment of delusional parasitosis: A case report
Safer, D. L., Wenegrat, B., & Roth, W. T. (1997). Risperidone in the treatment of delusional parasitosis: A case report. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 17(2), 131-132.

AFFINITY LABELING OF BOVINE LIVER GLUTAMATE-DEHYDROGENASE WITH 8-[(4-BROMO-2,3-DIOXOBUTYL)THIO]ADENOSINE 5'-DIPHOSPHATE AND 5'-TRIPHOSPHATE
Ozturk, D. H., Safer, D., & Colman, R. F. (1990). AFFINITY LABELING OF BOVINE LIVER GLUTAMATE-DEHYDROGENASE WITH 8-[(4-BROMO-2,3-DIOXOBUTYL)THIO]ADENOSINE 5'-DIPHOSPHATE AND 5'-TRIPHOSPHATE. BIOCHEMISTRY, 29(30), 7112-7118.