In our previous blog, we defined Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) and detailed the impact of ARFID on both health and quality of life. In this second blog of our ARFID series, we’ll talk about treatment for ARFID; specifically, Cognitive Behavioral...
A current, research-based health movement, Health at Every Size (HAES), is a breath of fresh air to say the least, challenging faulty assumptions about fat and boldly reshaping our conversation about weight and health. The model which is firmly grounded in decades of science and research, focuses in on how to achieve and maintain health… and doing so regardless of the size of one’s body.
We, at Columbus Park, here in the heart of New York City, are both humbled and proud as we join individuals in our community and beyond to take action in an abundance of meaningful ways… whether by protesting, self-educating, donating, self-reflecting or speaking out.
Columbus Park Founder and Director, Melissa Gerson, LCSW, talks about CBT-E, the leading outpatient treatment for eating disorders.
2019 was another year filled with interesting research on eating disorders. Here are a few of the studies Columbus Park found to be particularly interesting and impactful to our practice.
A new study raises concern for the eating disorder community and general public alike. The study describes the impact of using physical activity calorie equivalent/expenditure (PACE) labelling for foods, instead of the common marking of calories.
With International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day on the horizon, it’s important to recognize that suicide attempts, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm can be significant challenges for people dealing with eating disorders.
Read here to see how Columbus Park patients are faring… Does our method of treatment delivery work?
In recent years, an increasing body of research has shown that eating disorders are disproportionately common in the LGBTQIA community.
In the powerful spirit of Weight Stigma Awareness Week (September 23-27), we’re reflecting on the impact that societal attitudes about body weight and size have on us all. With messages coming at us from all sides about what a “good” or “healthy” weight is for our...