Sylvia R. Karasu M.D.

Sylvia R. Karasu, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and has a private practice in Manhattan. She is the senior author of both The Gravity of Weight: A Clinical Guide to Weight Loss and Maintenance (2010) and The Art of Marriage Maintenance (2005.)  She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and has her M.D. degree from Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her Adult Psychiatric Residency and Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine and is Board Certified in Adult as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  She is also a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Graduate of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, an elected member of the Vidonian Club, a member of the prestigious Institutional Review Board of The Rockefeller University, and an elected Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Karasu's blog was listed among "Best Obesity Blogs, 2017" for Healthline. Dr. Karasu has compiled all her 93 academic blog entries into one limited edition volume, Of Epidemic Proportions: The Art and Science of Obesity, with over 300 pages and expanded to over 400 art images, self-published by Blurb, but not for commercial sale at this time.

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The Gravity of Weight

A comprehensive mind, brain, body approach to weight loss and maintenance, this blog is for health professionals in all fields as well as their intellectually curious patients. I synthesize information on genetics, diet, exercise, sleep, circadian rhythms, metabolic complexities, psychological predispositions, and the environment as it relates to weight control. My blog has evolved from my recently published book, The Gravity of Weight. (American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 2010.)

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