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Dr. HowardSteiger, PhD
Full Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Eating Disorders Program, Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
514-761-6131 ext. 2895
Dr. Steiger is Director of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute’s Eating Disorders Program (EDP), the only large-scale, specialized program for the treatment of adults suffering from eating disorders in the Province of Quebec. The EDP offers inpatient, day hospital/day program, and outpatient treatments in a full range of treatment modalities, as well as community outreach/knowledge transfer services. Dr. Steiger is active as a clinician, teacher, and researcher and has published numerous clinical, scientific, and theoretical articles in the area of eating disorders (EDs). His recent research focuses on developmental, neurobiological, and genetic correlates of the EDs and commonly associated psychopathology. He and other researchers in his lab are also examining factors that predict response during and after specialized treatments—including developmental and genetic factors, current life stressors, patient motivation, ongoing treatment alliance, and other factors. Dr. Steiger is immediate past president of the Eating Disorders Research Society (2007–2008) and has recently served as a member of the executive and of various committees of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED). He has been a regular presenter (of plenary talks, scientific papers, and workshops) at various international conferences on eating disorders.
Graduate: MA, Experimental Psychology, Psychology Department, McGill University
Academy for Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders Research Society
Canadian Psychological Association
Steiger H, Richardson J, Schmitz N, Joober R, Israel M, Bruce KR, Gauvin L, Dandurand C, Anestin A. Association of trait-defined, eating-disorder sub-phenotypes with (biallelic and triallelic) 5HTTLPR variations. Journal of Psychiatric Research. 2009;3:1086–1094.
Gauvin L, Steiger H, Brodeur J-M. Eating-disorder symptoms and syndromes in a sample of urban-dwelling Canadian women: contributions toward a population health perspective. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2009;42:158-165.
Steiger H, Joober R, Gauvin L, Bruce KR, Richardson J, Israel M, Anestin A, Groleau P. Serotonin-system polymorphisms (5HTTLPR and -1438G/A) and responses of patients with bulimic syndromes to multimodal treatments. J Clin Psychiatry. 2008 Oct;69(10):1565-71.
Richardson J, Steiger H, Schmitz N, Joober N, Bruce KR, Israel M, Gauvin L, Anestin A, Dandurand C, Howard H, deGuzman R. Relevance of the 5HTTLPR polymorphism and childhood abuse to increased psychiatric comorbidity in women J Clin Psychiatry. 2008 Jun;69(6):981-90.
Steiger H, Richardson J, Joober R, Israel M, Bruce KR, Ng Ying Kin NMK, Howard H, Anestin A, Dandurand C, Gauvin L. Dissocial behavior, the 5HTTLPR polymorphism and maltreatment in women with bulimic syndromes. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part B. 2008;147B:128-130.
Steiger H, Bruce KR. Phenotypes, endophenotypes, and genotypes in bulimia-spectrum eating disorders. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 2007;2:220-227.
Steiger H, Richardson J, Joober R, Gauvin L, Israel M, Bruce KR, Ng Ying Kin NMK, Howard H, Young SN. The 5HTTLPR polymorphism, prior maltreatment, and dramatic-erratic personality manifestations in women with bulimic syndromes. Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience. 2007;32:354-362.
Rosval L, Steiger H, Bruce K, Israël M, Richardson J, Aubut M. Impulsivity in women with eating disorders: poblem of response inhibition, planning or attention? International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2006;39:590-593.
Steiger H, Gauvin L, Joober R, Israel M, Ng Ying Kin NMK, Bruce K, Richardson J, Young S, Hakim, J. Intrafamilial correspondences on platelet [3H-]paroxetine-binding indices in bulimic probands and their unaffected first-degree relatives. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2006 Aug;31(8):1785-92.
Steiger H. Eating disorders and the serotonin connection: state, trait and developmental effects. Journal of Psychiatry & Neurosciences. 2004;29:20-29.