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2016 Eating Disorder Treatment Guidelines

2016 Eating Disorder Treatment Guidelines

The Current Evidence Base for Treatment You may have heard the term evidence-based treatment.  What it means is that the treatment is supported by published research demonstrating its effectiveness (in other words, the "evidence").  It gets complicated when there are...

DBT for Binge Eating:  How It Works

DBT for Binge Eating: How It Works

DBT for Binge Eating:  How It Works Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a form of treatment that has been researched and tested for 30+ years, targets emotion regulation.  For some with binge eating— particularly for those who try to cope with emotional distress by...

The Sooner the Better

The Sooner the Better

The Sooner the Better. That's my headline after reading a recent article in the New York Times titled, "Anorexia May Be Habit, Not Willpower, Study Finds."  The study, published in Nature Neuroscience, examined brain activity in individuals with severe anorexia...

Binge Eating:  A Treatment Checklist

Binge Eating: A Treatment Checklist

Binge Eating:  A Treatment Checklist If you are looking for binge eating treatment, here’s a checklist of what to look for in a provider: Expertise in binge eating .  Binge eating is its own diagnosis and has its own treatments. Evidence-based. That means using the...

Signs of Anorexia in Teens

Signs of Anorexia in Teens

Signs of Anorexia in Teens If you are concerned that an adolescent you know might have anorexia, here is a list of the most common signs of anorexia among kids we see at Columbus Park: Obvious low weight or gaunt appearance (as a result of inadequate nutrition)....

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...

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...

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