Competence Center for Eating Disorders Tübingen (KOMET)
Eating disorders are serious illnesses - they cause lasting damage to physical and mental health and can even lead to death. Most sufferers need professional counseling and support to return to problem-free eating behavior. The earlier this happens in the course of the disease, the greater the likelihood of successful treatment.
Based on many years of experience in the research and treatment of people with eating disorders at the University Hospital Tübingen, the Competence Center for Eating Disorders Tübingen (KOMET) was founded in 2014.
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KOMET is the first university competence center for eating disorders in Germany that focuses on the treatment and research of eating disorders across the lifespan.
World's largest treatment study of psychotherapy for anorexia nervosa: five-year follow-up results of internationally renowned ANTOP study published in Lancet Psychiatr
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Prof. Katrin Giel receives Rachel Bryant Waugh Award for Excellence in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
At this year's International Eating Disorder Conference in London, Katrin Giel (in the background) was awarded the Rachel Bryant Waugh Award for Excellence in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry for her research on the impact of maternal eating disorders on prenatal child development.
- Stephan Zipfel, Ulrike Schmidt, Katrin E. Giel: The hidden burden of eating disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic.The Lancet Psychiatry, Volume 9, Issue 1, January 2022.