Anne Cusack, Psy.D.
Anne Cusack, Psy.D., is a postdoctoral fellow at the UCSD Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research and co-manages the adult treatment program. Cusack’s research focus has been on the development of novel treatments for eating disorders, including acceptance, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and self-injurious behaviors. Her clinical focus has been dialectical-behavior therapy for binge-eating disorder, as well as mood disorders, substance-use disorder, PTSD, and personality disorders. A graduate of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Cusack completed her predoctoral internship at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, working with various psychiatric populations. She currently co-chairs the DBT special interest group for the Academy for Eating Disorders.
The Binge and the Brain
Knowing where the line is when it comes to out-of-control impulse consumption is at the heart of binge-eating disorder (BED), a newly recognized mental condition that affects millions of people and that we are just beginning to better understand—from both a neurobiological and clinical standpoint.