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ARFID: Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

ARFID: Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

You may recall your early years as your taste palate was developing. Perhaps you subsisted on typical “kid-friendly foods” like pizza, mac and cheese, hot dogs. Or maybe you were even more selective than most – earning the description of “finicky” or “picky.”  ...

2020 Eating Disorder Research Roundup

2020 Eating Disorder Research Roundup

With the end of the year comes reflection on what we’ve learned about eating disorders and mental health in 2020. Predictably, a majority of the new eating disorder-related research published in 2020 focused on the impact of the pandemic including the emotional toll...

DBT for Eating Disorders

DBT for Eating Disorders

Eating Disorder Interventions Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that profoundly impact physical, emotional, and social health. Aggressive, effective intervention, such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is essential to support...

DBT for Adolescents

DBT for Adolescents

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents (DBT-A) Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents (DBT-A) is the treatment of choice for teens presenting with multiple, serious behavioral concerns – problems like self-harm, eating disorders, substance use, high-risk...

What Is DBT?

What Is DBT?

Columbus Park’s Spotlight on DBT Series About DBT Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy designed to decrease emotional reactivity, increase effective coping, and by extension, improve quality of life. DBT was originally developed...

The Early Impact of COVID-19 on Patients with Eating Disorders

The Early Impact of COVID-19 on Patients with Eating Disorders

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.

Eating Disorders in this Pandemic Time

Eating Disorders in this Pandemic Time

The Covid-19 crisis has proven to be a dramatic and unprecedented global medical and mental health crisis.  We’re all struggling to varying degrees with loss, disruption, and/or financial worry.  And for those who grapple with eating and body image concerns, the Covid fallout adds yet another challenging dimension.