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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 1

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...

The Past, Present & Future of Eating Disorder Treatment

Inside the Anorexic & Bulimic Brain

Within the field of mental health and the community at large, there is often confusion as to the etiology of an eating disorder. Is this a social or biologically-based illness? Is this a mental health disorder or a medical disease?According to Laura L. Hill, PhD,...

Eating Disorders on Film

Eating Disorders on Film

After watching a short interview with lead actress Lilly Collins for her role in “To the Bone”, we learned that she had struggled with an eating disorder in her teen years. She was successfully treated and now reports living a full life. What caught our attention were...

Outcomes & Intentions: A Year In Review

Outcomes & Intentions: A Year In Review

Columbus Park Eating Disorder Treatment Success While at Columbus Park we do not set New Year’s Resolutions per se, (in my opinion, the jury is still out on whether or not New Year’s Resolutions are effective), we do believe in setting a strong intention. In 2017 our...

Will My Eating Disorder Be A Lifelong Battle?

Will My Eating Disorder Be A Lifelong Battle?

  As eating disorder therapists, we are often faced with the questions like: Will I every fully recover? Is there a “cure” for my eating disorder? Does eating disorder treatment have to go on for years? The false notion that eating disorders are a “life sentence”...