Understanding the Neuroscience of Anorexia and Anxiety

Understanding the Neuroscience of Anorexia and Anxiety

Have you ever felt “hangry?” You know — that irritable, cranky, sometimes desperate feeling that comes up when you’ve gone too long without eating? That edgy feeling of “hanger” happens when our blood sugar levels drop too low and trigger hormones that function to...
The Anorexic Wish and “Feeling Fat”

The Anorexic Wish and “Feeling Fat”

In last week’s blog post, we discussed how “feeling fat” impacts eating disorder recovery. Now, let’s talk about what it’s like to feel this way during treatment and why you may “feel fat” (the reasons are very real!). Many of...
Meet and Eat Together: Anorexia Resources From ANAD

Meet and Eat Together: Anorexia Resources From ANAD

Melissa Gerson, LCSW, the Founder and Clinical Director of Columbus Park Center for Eating Disorders in New York City, is joined by Lynn Slawsky, MPA, PMP, Executive Director of the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). Together,...
Exercise Addiction: What You Need to Know

Exercise Addiction: What You Need to Know

Eating disorders and disordered eating don’t necessarily involve unhealthy exercise habits, but it’s long been noted that the two often seem to go together. Now, there’s scientific evidence to back up these anecdotal observations: a new study published in the journal...
2019 Outcomes: A Year In Review

2019 Outcomes: A Year In Review

At Columbus Park, we 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...