Multimedia

Talk Therapy for Eating Disorders: To Talk or Not To Talk

Talk Therapy for Eating Disorders: To Talk or Not To Talk

Many mental health providers use psychodynamic psychotherapy as their primary treatment method for a whole host of conditions that bring people to therapy. Psychodynamic psychotherapy is often referred to as “talk” therapy. The focus of dynamic therapy is on...

Five Ways to Take a Body Neutral Stance Everyday!

Five Ways to Take a Body Neutral Stance Everyday!

Body positivity is a social media-based movement that calls on followers to work toward self-love by embracing perceived flaws and adapting a positive and loving view of one’s body and appearance overall.   Body neutrality supporters, on the other hand, believe that...

Amphetamines for Binge Eating Disorder? Who, What, When, Where & How?

Amphetamines for Binge Eating Disorder? Who, What, When, Where & How?

If you are familiar with the drug Vyvanse®, a commonly used amphetamine in the treatment of ADHD and formerly in diet pills, you may have asked yourself why it is being discussed so frequently in the main-stream media as a treatment for Binge Eating Disorder. You may...

Body Neutrality: A New Way to Relate to Our Bodies

Body Neutrality: A New Way to Relate to Our Bodies

Upon entry to the Body Neutrality Workshop, run by program director Anne Poirier, BS, CSCS, CIEC, each female participant is prompted to consider “what their body felt like and looked like at different times in their lives.” Poirier listens to the varying accounts and...

When A Loved One Has An Eating Disorder: How Families Can Help

When A Loved One Has An Eating Disorder: How Families Can Help

It’s hard to know how to be helpful or supportive to someone struggling with an eating disorder.  Here are some very basic guidelines: What to do: Talk about things other than food, weight, body size, calories, and exercise. Discuss feelings instead. Listen with...

Try This Eating Disorder Screening Tool

Try This Eating Disorder Screening Tool

In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 26 to March 4, Columbus Park Center for Eating Disorders would like to make available this quick and easy screening — appropriate for ages 13 and up.  This tool can help you determine if it is, indeed,...

The Past, Present & Future of Eating Disorder Treatment

The Past, Present & Future of Eating Disorder Treatment

Research surrounding the development and treatment of anorexia and bulimia has been advancing rapidly. Not only does research now support the claim that recovery is possible, we have learned that there is a neurobiological basis of anorexia.  The release of specific...

Have you heard of Chewing & Spitting Disorder?

Have you heard of Chewing & Spitting Disorder?

With symptoms including food-related guilt, swollen jaws, rotten teeth, and stomach ulcers, ‘Chewing & spitting’ disorder is noted to be “as real and as serious as bulimia purges, abusing laxatives, or anorexia nervosa.” As the symptoms of chewing & spitting,...

From Noise to Nutrition-Part 1

From Noise to Nutrition-Part 1

Developing an increased awareness of the neuroscience behind eating disorders can help empower family members to intervene more effectively with their loved ones. As discussed in "Inside The Anorexic Brain," research demonstrates that eating disorders are a...

From Noise to Nutrition-Part 2

From Noise to Nutrition-Part 2

You may have noticed that the sense of panic, tension and anxiety associated with food, as as referenced in From Noise to Nutrition-Part 1, grows as starvation continues or as re-feeding begins for individuals in treatment for anorexia. We will continue to explain...

Would you like to receive our newsletter?