• 300 Garden City Plaza #312
    Garden City, NY 11530
  • Archive for October, 2015


    Body Image and 3-D Movies

    One of the most challenging aspects of an eating disorder can be the perceptual experiences one has as it relates to body image and the internalized feelings associated with their perceptions (see body-dysmorphia page on this site). While not everybody with an eating disorder also reports body imaREAD MORE...


    The Most Important Treatment Step is….

    Symptom Interruption! When a child, teenager, or adult presents for treatment, there needs to be a careful assessment of eating disorder symptoms and a plan for symptom interruption. Symptoms including restrictive eating, binge eating, purging through the use of vomiting, laxatives, diet pills, or eREAD MORE...


    Panic Towards Recovery

    For many patients who begin treatment, the journey towards recovery can be an up-and-down, bumpy road. Some patients begin with motivation for recovery, while others begin with apprehension and resistance. At some point, most patients reach a place where they know that they must find recovery for trREAD MORE...


    NEW Patient and Family Groups Forming

    Please note that we now have new ED-180 outpatient groups forming to support treatment and recovery.  Eating Disorder Support Group for Adult who suffers with anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. (Tuesdays 6:45pm-8pm). Family Support Group for Parents and Spouses with loved ones who suffer witREAD MORE...


    The “180” in ED-180

    When developing the ED-180 programs, some careful thought went into naming the programs ED-180. There is the obvious meaning of ED-180; that the purpose of the programs are to turn around the eating disorder, or do a 180. However, the primary reason for the 180 in the name is based in basic neurobioREAD MORE...


    2016 LI Conference Date Announced

    The date for the 2016 Long Island Eating Disorder Conference and Exhibit has been set for Sunday, May 1st at Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y. from 8am till 5pm.  Also in 2016, the conference will also have a workshop day on Saturday, April 30th from 9am till 12 noon. This event wiREAD MORE...


    Why an Eating Disorder is Different than Disordered Eating

    Many people have some difficulty distinguishing between and eating disorder and disordered eating. For those who truly suffer with an eating disorder, it can be a frustrating experience when they hear hear someone mistakenly, or even mockingly refer to their own eating patterns as eating disordered.READ MORE...

    In response to COVID-19 Please Note: Dr. DeSarbo and the ED-180 staff will be working remotely through the use of telemedicine until it is safe for patients and staff. While you may leave a message on the office phone, we prefer it if you can communicate through our office email DeSarbo312@gmail.com for appointments, refills, and other messages. Thank you and please be safe.