Columbus Park Founder Shares 2016 Eating Disorder Treatment Guidelines

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Columbus Park, Manhattan’s leading outpatient treatment center for
adults, adolescents and children with eating disorders, has made public
its research-driven 2016 eating disorder treatment guidelines.

“It can seem complicated when there are multiple treatments available
for a single condition, as is the case for eating disorders,” said
Melissa Gerson, therapist, eating disorder treatment specialist, former
elite ballet dancer and founder of Columbus Park. “It’s often difficult
to know which treatment modalities are best, if they should be used
alone or in combination, and what setting (inpatient or outpatient) is

In an attempt to help boost understanding of the treatment process and
promote treatment options most supported by published research
demonstrating their effectiveness, Gerson and her team at Columbus Park
have assembled an evidence-based 2016 Eating Disorder Treatment
Guideline table.

“Of course, every patient is different and a thorough assessment is
necessary to determine the best treatment plan,” added Gerson. “But this
table will hopefully provide people with a starting point in terms of
thinking about treatment and getting the right kind of help for
themselves or their loved one.”

The guidelines and table are available on Columbus Park’s website

Among the key findings Gerson and Columbus Park note in the guidelines
is the mounting evidence supporting treatment in less restrictive
settings, whenever possible. For those who are medically stable and able
to participate in outpatient treatment, it is most often in their best
interest to do so.

itself emphasizes evidence-driven, lifestyle friendly, flexible
outpatient programs that are helping patients get better with remarkable
consistency. Treatments are available for conditions such as Anorexia
Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder, among other
conditions. Columbus Park offers solutions in the form of comprehensive
outpatient treatment options that involve minimal change to one’s daily
routine and lifestyle. The clinic also offers a full range of supported
dining experiences in group settings and one-to-one.

As Clinical Director, Gerson leads a multi-disciplinary team of
experienced specialists who share a mission to provide help for adults,
teens and children struggling with eating issues.

Learn more about Columbus Park via its website at
or call 646/798-5914.

Media: To arrange interviews with Melissa Gerson, receive media
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