During my time at NYU’s Counseling and Wellness Services, I served as lead psychiatrist on the university’s Eating Disorders team. I also completed a certificate program in Eating Disorders, Compulsions, and Addictions through the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry. Through clinical experience, I have a deep understanding of the psychological, biological, interpersonal, and cultural forces that may be involved in an eating disorder.
Eating disorders are serious conditions related to persistent eating behaviors that negatively impact an individual’s health, emotions and ability to function in important areas of life. The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder.
Eating disorders often develop in the teen and young adult years, although they can develop at other ages. Treatment aims to help patients develop healthier eating habits maintain a healthy weight, improve their relationships and mood.