Treatment for Eating Disorders and the Path to Wellness

March 12, 2014

Podcast: Experts summarize effective treatment options for patients with eating disorders and discuss common features, medical components of anorexia and bulimia, behavioral features, and psychological symptoms.

In this podcast moderated by Barbara Smolek, MPA, of the Columbia Center for Eating Disorders, Drs Michael Devlin and Deborah Glasofer summarize effective treatment options for patients with eating disorders. They describe features that are common to all eating disorders, medical components of anorexia and bulimia, behavioral features, and psychological symptoms. They also talk about new research; the efficacy of CBT, medications, and nutritional counseling; and the role of the family and community when offering support to patients.

Dr Devlin is Associate Director of the Columbia Center for Eating Disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry. Dr Glasofer is Clinical Psychologist, Columbia Center for Eating Disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology.

Note: For information on treatment of eating disorders and research opportunities at Columbia, please click here. This podcast was recorded on BlogTalkRadio and posted here with permission from Columbia University Department of Psychiatry. Portions of the podcast were edited for clarity. For the original BlogTalkRadio recording, please click here.