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Eating Publicly with an Eating Disorder

Eating Publicly with an Eating Disorder

For an individual with anorexia nervosa, it can feel like a constant struggle to quiet the “noise” within the brain. As we know from neurological research, a misfiring of a neurochemicals within the AN brain cause a flood of panic, negative self-talk and anxious...

Pressure For Perfection: Combating Eating Disorders on College Campuses

Pressure For Perfection: Combating Eating Disorders on College Campuses

Former UC Berkeley student Kim Russo calls the college setting “a perfect setting for an eating disorder to blossom.” She accredits this to the competitive nature of a college campus and environment that often breeds self-criticism and comparison. As a result of her...

So What’s An IOP Anyway?

So What’s An IOP Anyway?

An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a treatment option that serves as a step-down from a residential or partial hospitalization program, or a step-up from standard outpatient therapy. IOP is an opportunity for individuals to engage in their daily lives (i.e....

Short-Term Treatment for Eating Disorders: Don’t Look Back

Short-Term Treatment for Eating Disorders: Don’t Look Back

Science has come a long way over the last few decades and in the process, has produced effective interventions for eating disorders. While there is still much we don’t know, we have learned a lot about how and why eating disorders evolve and how to treat them...

Spotlight On: Columbus Park’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Spotlight On: Columbus Park’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

To ensure individuals with varied schedules and commitments are able to access quality eating disorder treatment, Columbus Park offers a number of comprehensive, individualized and flexible treatment programs. In addition to ensuring access to treatment for all,...

The Brain’s Response To Food in Bulimia Nervosa

The Brain’s Response To Food in Bulimia Nervosa

A research discovery has been made at University of California San Diego School of Medicine that suggests the disordered eating behaviors observed in an individual with Bulimia Nervosa (BN) may be the result of the brain’s exaggerated response to food rewards....

Eating Disorders During Pregnancy Deemed “Relatively Common”

Eating Disorders During Pregnancy Deemed “Relatively Common”

Eating disorders during pregnancy pose a risk to both mother and baby.  Some experts hypothesize that one in twenty women suffer an eating disorder while pregnant. Unfortunately, eating disorders are infrequently discussed at routine OB appointments, though they have...

Independent Report of Columbus Park Outcomes

Independent Report of Columbus Park Outcomes

Columbus Park recently obtained an independent report, evaluating our clinical outcomes over the course of the last two years.  The Center for Clinical Informatics, a data analytics firm specializing in the measurement of treatment outcomes for behavioral healthcare,...

A Clinician’s Criticism of Netflix’s “To The Bone”

A Clinician’s Criticism of Netflix’s “To The Bone”

There is no doubt that Netflix’s To The Bone featuring lead actor Lily Collins was well intentioned. As both director Marti Noxon and lead actor Lily Collins have suffered from anorexia, it was paramount to them that they use their platforms to share this story in an...

Why Teens Aren’t Seeking Treatment For Eating Disorder

Why Teens Aren’t Seeking Treatment For Eating Disorder

A  recent study revealed that only 20% of teenagers struggling with an eating disorder seek treatment from a medical professional. As eating disorders may be difficult to diagnose and manage in this population, this figure further complicates an already challenging...