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Teens and Eating Disorders

Teens and Eating Disorders

Teens and Eating Disorders Eating disorders are a big and largely untreated challenge for adolescents.  The Archives of General Psychiatry published an interesting article by Sonja Swanson (Arch Gen Psychiatry 2011; 68(7):714-723) containing the findings of a national...

Notes From Juilliard – Dancers and Diets

Notes From Juilliard – Dancers and Diets

Notes From Juilliard - Dancers and Diets A few weeks ago I participated in a terrific panel at Juilliard, moderated by Heidi Skolnik, RD with Dr. Elizabeth Manegias, Phillip Bauman MD, and Carol Holyoke as fellow panelists.  We were addressing Julliard dance students...

NEDA Walk Oct 4

NEDA Walk Oct 4

Hi, it's Melissa.  Just a reminder that the NYC NEDA Walk on October 4 is coming up.  We're a proud sponsor; it's a great cause!  Check out our team website here.  Come join us!

Binge Eating: Signs and Symptoms

Binge Eating: Signs and Symptoms

Binge Eating: Signs and Symptoms Did you know that binge eating can be a serious medical condition that carries a formal diagnosis? And did you know that Binge Eating Disorder (BED) affects approximately 2.8 million adults in the US alone? So what are the signs and...

Columbus Park Lends Support to NEDA Walk

Columbus Park Lends Support to NEDA Walk

Columbus Park, Manhattan’s comprehensive outpatient treatment center for adults, adolescents and children with eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder, has announced that it will be a sponsor and participant in this year’s...

Binge Eating:  Treatment ABCs

Binge Eating: Treatment ABCs

Binge Eating: Treatment ABCs There are well-researched treatments that have proven to be effective with binge eating. In this post, I’ll summarize the current state-of-the-art: A) Research clearly indicates that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the place to start...

Columbus Park Founder to Address Juilliard Dance Students

Columbus Park Founder to Address Juilliard Dance Students

Melissa Gerson, LCSW, founder and Clinical Director of Columbus Park, Manhattan’s comprehensive outpatient treatment center for adults, adolescents and children with eating disorders, has been invited to speak to Julliard dance students as part of a panel on healthy...

Recommended Reading: Books on Eating Disorders – PART 1

Recommended Reading: Books on Eating Disorders – PART 1

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: An Experiential Approach to Behavior Change by Steven C. Hayes, Kirk D. Strosahl, and Kelly G. Wilson New York, NY: Guilford Press, 1999. Binge Eating: Nature, Assessment, and Treatment by Christopher G. Fairburn and G. Terence...

Recommended Reading: Books on Eating Disorders – PART 2

Recommended Reading: Books on Eating Disorders – PART 2

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: An Experiential Approach to Behavior Change by Steven C. Hayes, Kirk D. Strosahl, and Kelly G. Wilson New York, NY: Guilford Press, 1999. Binge Eating: Nature, Assessment, and Treatment by Christopher G. Fairburn and G. Terence...

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders — Therapeutic Tool of Acceptance and Change By Kate Jackson Social Work Today Vol. 13 No. 6 P. 22 DBT has been adapted for treating some clients with eating disorders and focuses on skills that increase mindfulness,...

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