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Alexis Conason Psy.D.
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What if we recognized that we already are our best selves and worked to nurture ourselves through acceptance and compassion?
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Group therapy is an effective and affordable form of treatment — so why do so many people shy away from it?
New research suggests that parents talking negatively about their own body impacts a child’s body image and makes them eat less mindfully.
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Could people struggling with binge eating be at increased risk of suicide? A new research study suggests so.
As helping professionals, are we serving the LGBTQ+ community as well as we can? Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Mother's day isn't always roses and rainbows. For daughters of narcissistic mothers, it can feel downright torturous.
New research suggests that diet talk isn't just affecting our children, it's impacting their children as well. Here's how you can help break the cycle.
Try this simple writing exercise to improve your body image.
Do you know which people struggle with eating disorders? The diversity may surprise you.
We must look beyond body weight when diagnosing eating disorders. Research shows the dangerous complications of restrictive eating disorders at any weight.
Are you tired of the New Year's dieting blitz? Are you looking for a different type of cleanse this year? Check out these 5 body positive cleanses to nourish your body and mind.
Simple tips to help you savor Thanksgiving without restrictions
Is exercise the secret to keeping weight off long-term? The news headlines tell us yes but the research tells a different story.
More and more research suggests that people who undergo bariatric surgery may be at increased risk of suicide. Why are these risks often neglected?
Oprah says Weight Watchers is mindful eating and weight loss is the only path to health. Here are three things I know for sure about health, weight, dieting, and mindful eating.
The New York Times story "Losing it in the Anti-Diet Age," documents the tension between diet-culture and the anti-diet movement. Perhaps the real question is how to find peace.
Two body image experts review the new Wonder Woman movie. Here are four critical messages we think the film left out.
We see medical doctors doling out advice on TV every day. But how accurate is their guidance?
In the body positivity movement, self-acceptance has been bypassed in our quest for self-love. But when you feel anything but love for your body, might acceptance be a better goal?
An endocrinologist reveals why the most potent prescription for diabetes may not be a pill.
To self-disclose or not to self-disclose: that is the controversial question.
Is it possible that a mental illness holds the secret to treating obesity? That’s what some leading eating disorder experts propose.
New research suggests that it could be weight-stigma--not our actual weight--that leads to poor health.
The irony of weight-focused care is that the more preoccupied we become with trying to control our weight, the more out-of-control it often becomes.
Research indicates that people at higher weights—fat people—are at increased risk for eating disorders. But their symptoms often go unnoticed.
Weight loss is one of the most popular New Year's resolutions. This year, I'm resolving NOT to diet. Here are 4 reasons why. I hope you'll join me in making 2017 a diet-free year.
Alexis Conason, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist in practice in New York City and a researcher at the New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital.