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Maudsley Parents Hear from Experts

Maudsley Parents Hear from Experts

In today’s third blog in our series on Family-Based Treatment, we have decided not to “reinvent the wheel". Instead, we’d like to guide our readers to an incredible resource for families of children or teens with eating disorders: maudsleyparents.org. Below we share...

Family-Based Treatment Myths

Family-Based Treatment Myths

In our series focused on family-based treatment (FBT) for children and adolescents, we started with a comprehensive description of the treatment model, highlighting the stages of treatment, the role of parents, and the approach to feeding. In this blog, we’d like to...

Can I Make My Child Eat?  Family-Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa

Can I Make My Child Eat? Family-Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa

Family-Based Treatment Family-Based Treatment, also called “FBT” or “The Maudsley Method”, is widely accepted as the leading evidence-based treatment for Anorexia Nervosa in childhood and adolescence. Studies show that FBT is similarly effective in treating Bulimia...

ARFID Treatment for Children: Feelings and Body Investigators (FBI)

ARFID Treatment for Children: Feelings and Body Investigators (FBI)

We hope you’ve been enjoying the Columbus Park ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) blog series! This third and final installment of the series will focus on Feelings and Body Investigators (FBI) as an innovative ARFID treatment modality for children ages...

ARFID Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for ARFID (CBT-AR)

ARFID Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for ARFID (CBT-AR)

In our previous blog, we defined Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) and detailed the impact of ARFID on both health and quality of life. In this second blog of our ARFID series, we’ll talk about treatment for ARFID; specifically, Cognitive Behavioral...

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...

Part 3: DBT for Eating Disorders

Part 3: DBT for Eating Disorders

Research indicates that Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) can be a game-changer for many eating disorder sufferers. 

The Portrayal of Princess Diana’s Eating Disorder on ‘The Crown’

The Portrayal of Princess Diana’s Eating Disorder on ‘The Crown’

Netflix's hit series The Crown recently covered Princess Diana's eating disorder. Media Portrayal of Princess Diana's Eating Disorder The world’s fascination with Princess Diana has experienced a recent awakening with the popularity of Netflix’s TV series, The Crown....

Part 2: DBT for Adolescents

Part 2: DBT for Adolescents

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents (DBT-A) is the recommended treatment for teens presenting with serious behavioral concerns.