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

We at Columbus Park, 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...
Food, Culture, and Body Image – Part 1

Food, Culture, and Body Image – Part 1

Columbus Park founder and director Melissa Gerson recently presented a series on food, culture, and body image at an independent girls’ school in New York City. In a research-informed, interactive workshop, Gerson encouraged girls to think critically about our...
Eating Disorders, Suicidal Thoughts, and Self-Harm

Eating Disorders, Suicidal Thoughts, and Self-Harm

With International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day on the horizon, it’s important to recognize that suicide attempts, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm can be significant challenges for people dealing with eating disorders. For instance, people with an anorexia diagnosis...