A research-based health movement, Health at Every Size (HAES), is a breath of fresh air, challenging faulty assumptions about fat.
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.
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.
A new study published in the journal Eating and Weight Disorders indicates that exercise addiction is over 3.5 times more likely to occur in people who have an eating disorder versus those who don’t. Through a meta-analysis of nine studies across four countries, this new report analyzed results from over 2,000 participants.
We at Columbus Park, are committed to our ongoing provision of expertly delivered evidence-based eating disorder treatment. As we’ve reported in previous posts, we diligently follow patient progress by administering brief but thorough questionnaires* at regular...
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.
Columbus Park founder and director Melissa Gerson recently presented a series on food, culture, and body image at an independent girls’ school in New York City. In a research-informed, interactive workshop, Gerson encouraged girls to think critically about our...
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?