NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Columbus Park, Manhattan’s leading outpatient treatment center for adults, adolescents and children with eating disorders, has made public its founder’s research-driven 2016 guidelines for the treatment of binge eating.
“Late last year, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) published an exhaustive review of the literature and research on effectiveness of treatments for binge eating disorder,” said Melissa Gerson, therapist, eating disorder treatment specialist, and founder of Columbus Park. “The information is up-to-date, comprehensive, and very much consistent with our own findings, but at more than 1200 pages, it can be overwhelming.”
In an attempt to simplify the data, boost public understanding of the treatment process and promote treatment options most supported by published research demonstrating effectiveness, Gerson and her team at Columbus Park have distilled the recommendations and guidelines into five key findings and have also developed an easy-to-follow Binge Eating Treatment Review of Evidence table.
There is high strength of evidence for both cognitive behavioral therapy and some prescription medicines such as Vyvanse. These and other treatments are laid out and evaluated in the Review of Evidence table.
“Binge eating as a formal diagnosis is still relatively new and for many it’s difficult to know which treatments are best,” added Gerson. “Our treatment table and overview of the published data will hopefully help clarify the most recent clinical evidence. Of course, every patient is different and a thorough assessment is necessary to determine the best treatment plan, but this information will hopefully provide people with a starting point in terms of thinking about treatment and getting the right kind of help.”
The guideline overview and table are available on the Columbus Park Binge Eating Treatment page at: www.columbusparkbingeeating.com/2016-binge-eating-treatment-guidelines/.
Columbus Park itself emphasizes evidence-driven, lifestyle friendly, flexible outpatient programs that are helping patients get better with remarkable consistency and 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 meal-support and nutritional counseling services 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 people from all walks of life that are struggling with eating issues.
Learn more about Columbus Park and binge eating in general via www.columbusparkbingeeating.com or call 646/798-5914.
Media: To arrange interviews with Melissa Gerson, receive media backgrounder material or to learn more about Columbus Park or binge eating, contact Paul Williams, at 310/569-0023 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.