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The Eating Disorder Trap Podcast

The Eating Disorder Trap Podcast creates an expansive resource system for people struggling with eating disorders. Hosted by Robyn Goldberg, an IAEDP certified eating disorder registered dietitian/supervisor and certified intuitive eating counselor.

Dec 13, 2021

Jeffrey DeSarbo, D.O. is a psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and is the Founder and Medical Director of ED-180 Eating Disorder Treatment Programs on Long Island, N.Y. Dr. DeSarbo also maintains an active private practice personally treating over 350 patients with eating disorders annually and serves as a national and international consultant for select eating disorder and psychiatric cases. As a clinician, Dr. DeSarbo is both a psychopharmacologist and psychotherapist who incorporates psychodynamic, CBT, ACT, FBT and existential therapy into treatment plans. 

His special interest is with the biological and neuroscience aspects of eating disorders and he is currently authoring a book based on over 2500 scientific articles titled Translation: Demystifying the Neuroscience Behind Eating Disorders. Upon publication of this his book, Dr. DeSarbo will be providing an advanced on-line course for clinicians to educate clinicians in the biology and neuroscience of eating disorders and how to utilize this information in a therapeutic setting. He currently has a FREE 5-hour video series on the Neuroscience of Eating Disorders for clinicians, patients and loved ones on his Dr. Jeffrey DeSarbo YouTube channel. 

As a lecturer, Dr. DeSarbo presents locally and nationally on the topic of the brain, nero-biology and the science of eating disorders to both the public and professionals. 

We discuss topics including:

  • How brains are different in people with eating disorders and people without eating disorders
  • What is neuroscience? What is neurobiology?
  • Understanding the brain and how BED and subtypes are impacted
  • Understanding body dysmorphia, body image distortion and body image distress




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