Dr Nadia Micali MD, MRCPsych, PhD
NIHR Clinician Scientist and Honorary consultant psychiatrist
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Institute of Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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In 1998 I completed a Doctor of Medicine at the School of Medicine, University of Messina, Italy. I was a research fellow at Hospital Necker, Paris, France in 1999. Between 1999 and 2002 I was Senior House Officer at the Maudsley Hospital. I obtained the Royal College of Psychiatry Membership in June 2002. I was Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Specialist Registrar in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, IOP, KCL, where I completed my PhD between 2003 and 2008. I am NIHR Clinician scientist in the department of child and adolescent psychiatry and Eating Disorders research unit, and honorary consultant on the Eating Disorders unit, South London and Maudsley trust since March 2009.
activities and interests
I have a specific interest in adolescent psychopathology, especially focusing on Eating Disorders. I lead a team of students and researchers (add the link )
My current research interests include the aetiology of Eating Disorders, the transgenerational pattern of transmission of Eating Disorders, as well as the role of feeding problems as precursors or risk factors for Eating Disorders. I have worked on a retrospective study investigating the role of childhood feeding problems and obstetric complications in sisters discordant for anorexia and bulimia nervosa and on a follow-up of premature infants and their risk for developing Eating Disorders.
My PhD focused on pregnancy, perinatal and infant outcomes in women with lifetime Eating Disorders using data from the ALSPAC cohort.
My current research projects include studying growth, psychological development and eating and feeding habits of children born to mothers with Eating Disorders in the ALSPAC cohort.
As part of my NIHR Clinician Scientist Fellowship I have included questions on Eating Disorders behaviors at age 14 and 16 in the ALSPAC cohort follow-ups. I will be investigating biological and genetic risk factors for Eating Disorders behaviors in early and mid adolescence. Integrated within this is a separate study looking in detail at the relationships between maternal Eating Disorders behaviors lifetime contributing to adolescent development. I will be collecting data from ALSPAC at age 18 thanks to a collaborative grant from NIMH (with Dr A. Field, Boston, USA). I am also leading a study to investigate the effects of maternal eating, nutrition and stress in pregnancy on the developing foetus and infant.
I have several collaborations with research centers outside the UK: Denmark: Copenhagen County Cohort-CCC2000, the Netherlands: Generation R,USA: Growing Up Today Study (GUTS).
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Researcher ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/E-6829-2010
Micali N., Heyman I., Perez M., Hilton K., Nakatani E., Turner C., Mataix-Cols D. Long-term outcomes of obsessive-compulsive disorder: a follow-up of 142 children and adolescents. British journal of Psychiatry. In Press
Frigerio, A, Rucci, P, Goodman, R, Ammaniti, M, Carlet, O, Cavolina, P, De Girolamo, G, Lenti, C, Lucarelli, L, Mani, E, Martinuzzi, A, Micali, N, Milone, A, Morosini, P, Muratori, F, Nardocci, F, Pastore, V, Polidori, G, Tullini, A, Vanzin, L, Villa, L, Walder, M, Zuddas, A and Molteni M. Prevalence and correlates of psychiatric disorders among adolescents in Italy. European Child and Adolescent psychiatry. 2009 Apr;18(4):217-26.
Micali, N., Simonoff, E., Treasure, J. Infant Feeding and Weight in the First Year of Life in Babies of Women with Eating Disorders Journal of Pediatrics 2009;154:55-60.
House, J., Eisler, I., Simic, M., Micali, N. Diagnosing Eating Disorders in adolescents: A comparison of the Eating Disorder Examination and the Development and Well-Being Assessment. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2008 Sep;41(6):535-41.
Mataix-Cols, D., Nakatani, E., Micali, N. and Heyman, I. The structure of obsessive-compulsive symptoms in pediatric OCD. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent psychiatry. 2008 Jul; 47(7):773-8.
Micali, N., Treasure, J., Simonoff, E. Eating Disorders symptoms during pregnancy in women with current and past Eating Disorders. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 2007 Sept; 63: 297-303.
Nosarti, C., Gioroukou E., Micali, N., Rifkin, L. and Murray, R. Executive function in young adults born preterm. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 2007 Jul; 13(4):571-81.
Micali, N., Holliday, J., Karwautz, A., Haidvogl, M., Wagner, G., Fernandez-Aranda, F., Badia, A., Gimenez, L, Solano, R., Brecelj-Anderluh, M., R.Mohan, Collier, D., Treasure J. Childhood eating and weight in Eating Disorders:a multi-centre European study of affected women and their unaffected sisters. Psychotherapy and psychosomatics. 2007; 76(4):234-241.
Micali, N., Simonoff, E., Treasure, J. Risk of adverse perinatal outcomes in women with Eating Disorders. British journal of Psychiatry 2007, March, 190: 255-259.
Mohan R, McCrone P, Szmukler, G, Micali N, Afuwape S, Thornicroft G. Ethnic difference in mental health service use among patients with Psychosis in South London. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2006 July: 509-5
Micali, N. “Eating Disorders: Identifying and managing young people in primary care”. Accepted in Child and adolescent mental health in primary care.
Micali, N. and Heyman, I. “Comorbidity of Anxiety with Eating Disorders: letter to the editor”. American journal of psychiatry, 2006 Feb.
Micali, N. “Childhood risk factors: Longitudinal continuities and Eating Disorders”. Journal of Mental health, 2005 Dec: 14(6): 1 – 8.
Micali, N., Chakrabarti, S., and Fombonne E. The broad autistic phenotype in relatives: Findings from an epidemiological survey. 2004 Autism. Vol.8(1): 21-37.
Lacaille, F., Micali, N., Lachaux, A., Morali, A., Sarles, J., Rieu, D., Chouraqui, J.P., Maurage, C., Gottrand, F. Traitement de l’hepatite chronique C par l’interferon chez l’enfant. Arch Pediatr. 2002 Mar; 9(3):339-40.
Stewart, J.P., Micali, N., Usherwood, E.J., Bonina, L. and Nash, A.A. Murine Gammaherpesvirus 68 glycoprotein 150 protects against virus induced mononucleosis: A model system for Gamma-herpesvirus vaccination. 1999. Vaccine, 17 (2), 152-157.
Micali , N. Eating Disorders and their effect on pregnancy. In “Obesity and reproductive health”; Eds: Baker, P, Balen, A., Poston, L., and Sattar, N. Royal college of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Press, London. 2007
Micali N., Schmidt, U. “Management of Eating Disorders in pregnancy and the puerperium”. In “Psychiatric Disorders and Pregnancy- Obstetric and Psychiatric care”; Eds: V O’Keane, T Seneviratne, and M Marsh. Taylor & francis . 2006
Micali, N., Schmidt, U. “Un dilemma di sopravvivenza. Un caso di evoluzione dalla Bulimia nervosa all’Anoressia nervosa”. In “Imparare dagli insuccessi nel trattamento dei disturbi alimentari”; Ed.: Todisco P. Mc Graw-Hill. 2003.
Micali, N., Webster P., and Treasure, J. L. Eating Disorders in adolescence. In “Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology”, Cambridge University Press. 2002
last updated: Wednesday, July 28, 2010