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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 for how families can help: What To Do Talk about things other than food, weight, body size, calories, and exercise. Discuss feelings...

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 would like to make available this quick and easy eating disorder screening tool, appropriate for ages 13 and up. Eating Disorder Screening Tool This tool can help you determine...

The Past, Present, and Future of Eating Disorder Treatment

The Past, Present, and Future of Eating Disorder Treatment

Learn more about the past, present, and 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, but we have...

Have You Heard of Chewing and Spitting Disorder?

Have You Heard of Chewing and Spitting Disorder?

With symptoms including food-related guilt, swollen jaws, rotten teeth, and stomach ulcers, chewing and 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, or...

From Noise to Nutrition: Part 1

From Noise to Nutrition: Part 1

Learn more about the neuroscience behind anorexia with our blog series titled From Noise to Nutrition. Developing an increased awareness of the neuroscience behind eating disorders can help empower family members to intervene more effectively with their loved ones. As...

From Noise to Nutrition: Part 2

From Noise to Nutrition: Part 2

Let's continue our discussion of the neuroscience of anorexia in part 2 of From Noise to Nutrition. 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...

Eating Disorders on Film

Eating Disorders on Film

Let’s think more critically about eating disorders on film. How has their representation been both positive and negative?