Articles by Jennifer Derenne, MD

Jennifer Derenne, MD, is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist with expertise in feeding and eating disorders. She completed her training at the Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital Psychiatry Training Programs. She is currently the Psychiatric Director of the Comprehensive Care Program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, which specializes in the medical stabilization of eating disorders. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Digital Media and Body Image

February 26, 2019

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Digital Media and Body Image

Gene Beresin and I have worked with individuals struggling with eating disorders, largely girls and young women and their families for years. As the psychiatric director of an inpatient medical stabilization unit for malnutrition, I see the devastating consequences of disordered eating on a daily basis.  Not only do eating disorders have the highest mortality […]

Two Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists Weigh in on Netflix’s ‘To The Bone’: A Missed Opportunity to Understand Anorexia

February 25, 2018

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Two Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists Weigh in on Netflix’s ‘To The Bone’: A Missed Opportunity to Understand Anorexia

Co-authored by Gene Beresin, MD As child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrists we have eagerly been awaiting Netflix’s release of To The Bone.  It seems intended to significantly raise awareness, educate viewers and open conversations about these severe psychiatric disorders.  Eating disorders arise in the context of a “perfect storm” of factors, including biological vulnerability (genetic […]