James E. Mitchell
Professor and Chairman
Department of Neuroscience University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences University of North Dakota
James E. Mitchell, M.D. James E. Mitchell, M.D. President and Scientific Director Professor and Chairman Department of Neuroscience University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences University of North Dakota Education: • BA., Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Zoology, 1969 • M.D., Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, 1972 • Internship - Internal Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1973 • Residency - Psychiatry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1976 Research Interests: • Eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and obesity. • Focus on descriptive psychopathology, medical complications, psychobiology, and treatment studies. Summary of Research: Since I entered academic psychiatry in 1980, my research interests have focused on the area of eating disorders. Much of my research has focused on the descriptive psychopathology and comorbidity of eating disorders, including comorbidity for such problems as substance abuse and mood disorders. I have also been very interested in medical complications of eating disorders and their medical management. Most recently, much of my research has focused on treatment studies, including psychopharmacological treatment studies of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder, and psychotherapy approaches focusing on the use of cognitive behavioral techniques, using both individual and group approaches. I also have been interested in studies which have examined possible synergistic or additive effects of treatments, such as combining cognitive behavioral therapy with drug therapy or drug therapy with self-help therapy. I hope that this work is impacting on the treatment of patients with these serious disorders.