Articoli peer-reviewed

In press

  • Maxwell, H., Compare, A., Brugnera, A., Zarbo, C., Rabboni, M., Dalle Grave,R., Tasca, G.A. (in press). Reflective Functioning and Growth in Therapeutic Alliance During Emotionally Focused Group Therapy for Binge-Eating Disorder. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice.


  • Dalle Grave, R., Calugi, S., El Ghoch, M. (2018). Are personality characteristics measured by the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) associated with obesity treatment outcomes? A systematic review. Current Obesity Report. doi: 10.1007/s13679-018-0294-y PubMed Abstract
  • Calugi, S., Sartirana, M., Milanese, C., El Ghoch, M., Riolfi, F., Dalle Grave. R. (2018). The Clinical Impairment Assessment Questionnaire: validation in Italian patients with eating disorders. Eating and Weight Disorders.doi:10.1007/s40519-018-0477-2 PubMed Abstract
  • Sasdelli, A.S., Petroni, M.L., Delli Paoli, A., Collini, G., Calugi, S., Dalle Grave, R., Marchesini, G. (in press). Expected benefits and motivation to weight loss in relation to treatment outcomes in group-based cognitive-behavior therapy of obesity.  Eating and Weight Disorders. doi:10.1007/s40519-017-0475-9 PubMed Abstract
  • Itani, L. Calugi, S., Kreidieh, D., El Kassas, G., El Masri, D., Tannir, H., Dalle Grave, R., Harfoush, A., El Ghoch, M. (2018).  Validation of an Arabic Version of the Obesity-Related Wellbeing (ORWELL 97) Questionnaire in Adults with Obesity. Current Diabetes Reviews 14. doi: 10.2174/1573399814666180111111934 PubMed Abstract


  • Calugi, S., Franchini, C., Pivari, S., Conti, M., El Ghoch, M., Dalle Grave, R. (2017). Anorexia nervosa and childhood sexual abuse: Treatment outcomes of intensive enhanced cognitive behavioural therapy. Psychiatry Research. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2017.09.027 PubMed Abstract
  • Monteleone, A.M., Piscitelli, F., Dalle Grave, R., El Ghoch, M., Di Marzo, V., Maj, M., Monteleone, P. (2017). Peripheral Endocannabinoid Responses to Hedonic Eating in Binge Eating Disorder. Nutrients. Nutrients 9(12): 1377; doi:10.3390/nu9121377 PubMed Abstract Full Text
  • El Ghoch, M., Calugi, S., Dalle Grave, R. (2017) Weight cycling in adults with severe obesity: A longitudinal study. Nutrition & Dietetics:n/a-n/a. doi:10.1111/1747-0080.12387 PubMed Abstract
  • Milano W, Cotugno A, Dalle Grave R, Gentile MG, Gravina G, Renna C, Salvo P, Todisco T, Donini LM  (2017) Il trattamento sanitario obbligatorio come salvavita in presenza di disturbi dell’alimentazione: una scelta complessa. Riv Psichiatr 52 (5):180-188
  • Petroni, M.L., Caletti, M.T., Calugi, S., Dalle Grave, R., Marchesini, G, (2017) Long-term treatment of severe obesity: are lifestyle interventions still an option? Expert Review of Endocrinology & Metabolism 12 (6):391–400. doi:10.1080/17446651.2017.1386551 Abstract
  • Kreidieh, D., Itani, L., El Kassas, G.E., El Masri, D., Calugi, S., Dalle Grave, R., El Ghoch, M. (2017). Long-term lifestyle modification programs for overweight and obesity managment in Arab countries: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Current Diabetes Reviews.
    doi:10.2174/1573399813666170619085756 PubMed Abstract
  • Calugi, S., Miniati, M., Milanese, C., Sartirana, M., El Ghoch, M., Dalle Grave, R. (2017) The Starvation Symptom Inventory: Development and Psychometric Properties. Nutrients 9 (9):967 doi:10.3390/nu9090967 PubMed Abstract Full Text
  • Giollo, A., Idolazzi, L., Caimmi, C. Fassio, A., Bertoldo, F., Dalle Grave, R., El Ghoch, M., Calugi, S., Bazzani, M.V., Viapiana, O., Rossini, M., Gatti, D. (2017). Strong influence of vitamin d status on bone mineral density and bone turnover markers during weight gain in females with anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders. doi: 10.1002/eat.22731 PubMed Abstract
  • Dalle Grave, R., Sartirana, M., El Ghoch, M., & Calugi, S. (2017). Personalized multistep cognitive behavioral therapy for obesity. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy; 10:195-206. doi:10.2147/DMSO.S139496 PubMed Abstract  Full Text
  • El Ghoch, M., Calugi, S., Milanese, C., Bazzani, P. V., Dalle Grave, R. (2017). Body composition in men with anorexia nervosa: a longitudinal study. International Journal of Eating Disorders. n/a-n/a. doi:10.1002/eat.22721. PubMed Abstract 
  • Calugi, S., El Ghoch, M., Dalle Grave, R. (2017) Body checking behaviors in anorexia nervosa.  International Journal of Eating Disorders; 50(4):437-441 doi:10.1002/eat.22677. PubMed Abstract
  • Calugi, S., El Ghoch, M., Dalle Grave, R. (2017). Intensive enhanced cognitive behavioural therapy for severe and enduring anorexia nervosa: A longitudinal outcome study. Behaviour Research and Therapy; 89:41-48. PubMed Abstract
  • Calugi, S., Marchesini, G., El Ghoch, M., Gavasso, I., Dalle Grave, R. (2017). The influence of weight loss expectations and satisfaction on weight loss and maintenance in morbido obesity. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics;117(1):32-38 PubMed Abstract Full Text


  • El Ghoch, M., Gatti, D., Calugi, S., Viapiana, O., Bazzani, V. P., & Dalle Grave, R. (2016). The association between weight gain/restoration and bone mineral density in adolescents with anorexia nervosa: A systematic review. Nutrients, 8(12). doi:10.3390/nu8120769 Full Text PubMed Abstract
  • El Ghoch M, Calugi S, Pellegrini M, Chignola E, Dalle Grave R. Physical activity, body weight, and resumption of menses in anorexia nervosa. Psychiatry Research; 246:507-511. PubMed Abstract
  • Idolazzi L, El Ghoch M, Dalle Grave R, Bazzani PV, Calugi S, Fassio S, Caimmi C, Viapiana O, Bertoldo F, Braga V, Rossini M, Gatti D. (2016). Bone metabolism in patients with anorexia nervosa and amenorrhoea. Eat Weight Disord10.1007/s40519-016-0337-x  PubMed Abstract
  • El Ghoch, M., Calugi, S., Dalle Grave, R. (2016). Management of severe rhabdomyolysis and exercise-associated hyponatremia in a female with anorexia nervosa and excessive compulsive exercising: a case report. Case Reports in Medicine. 2016:5. PubMed Abstract Full Text
  • Calugi, S., Ruocco, A., El Ghoch, M., Andrea, C., Geccherle, E., Sartori, F., & Dalle Grave, R. (2016). Residential cognitive-behavioral weight-loss intervention for obesity with and without binge-eating disorder: A prospective case–control study with five-year follow-up. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 49(7), 723-730. doi:10.1002/eat.22549  PubMed Abstract
  • Calugi, S., Milanese, C., Sartirana, M., El Ghoch, M., Sartori, F., Geccherle, E., Coppini, A., Franchini, C., Dalle Grave, R. (2016). The Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire: reliability and validity of the Italian version. Eating and Weight Disorders. doi:10.1007/s40519-016-0276-6 PubMed Abstract
  • Dalle Grave, R., El Ghoch, M., Sartirana, M., & Calugi, S. (2016). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa: An Update. Current Psychiatry Reports, 18(1), 1-8. doi:10.1007/s11920-015-0643-  PubMed Abstract
  • El Ghoch, M., Calugi, S., & Dalle Grave, R. (2016). The Effects of Low-Carbohydrate Diets on Psychosocial Outcomes in Obesity/Overweight: A Systematic Review of Randomized, Controlled Studies. Nutrients, 8(7), 402. PubMed Abstract
  • El Ghoch, M., Calugi, S., Chignola, E., Bazzani, P. V., & Dalle Grave, R. (2016). Body mass index, body fat and risk factor of relapse in anorexia nervosa. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 70(2), 194-198. doi:10.1038/ejcn.2015.164 PubMed Abstract
  • El Ghoch, M., Calugi, S., Bernabè, J., Pellegrini, M., Milanese, C., Chignola, E., & Dalle Grave, R. (2016). Sleep Patterns Before and After Weight Restoration in Females with Anorexia Nervosa: A Longitudinal Controlled Study. European Eating Disorders Review, 24(5):425-9. n/a-n/a. doi:10.1002/erv.2461PubMed Abstract
  • El Ghoch, M., Benini, L., Sgarbi, D., & Dalle Grave, R. (2016). Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome in a patient with anorexia nervosa: A case report. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 49(7), 731-735. doi:10.1002/eat.2254 PubMed Abstract
  • El Ghoch M, Calugi S,  Chignola E,  Bazzani  PV, Dalle Grave R (2016). Body fat and menstrual resumption in adult females with anorexia nervosa: A 1-year longitudinale study. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 29(5):662-6. doi: 10.1111/jhn.12373. PubMed Abstract
  • Marchesini, G., Petta, S., & Dalle Grave, R. (2016). Diet, weight loss, and liver health in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: Pathophysiology, evidence, and practice. Hepatology, 63(6), 2032-2043. doi:10.1002/hep.28392  PubMed Abstract
  • Monteleone, A. M., Monteleone, P., Dalle Grave, R., Nigro, M., El Ghoch, M., Calugi, S., Cimino, M., & Maj, M. (2016). Ghrelin response to hedonic eating in underweight and short-term weight restored patients with anorexia nervosa. Psychiatry Research, 2