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The Eating Recovery Center Blog features frequent updates concerning Eating Recovery Center, our eating disorder treatment methods and programs, and upcoming meetings and events to help provide patients, families, professionals, and alumni alike with the information they need to understand their condition and enter on a path to long-lasting recovery.

Fall Patient Outings at Eating Recovery Center of Dallas – Update by Lindsey Reed, Milieu Coordinator

October 13, 2015

In celebration of autumn, a group of Eating Recovery Center of Dallas patients went to the Dallas Arboretum for their weekend outing. At Eating Recovery Center of Dallas, patients who have met certain challenges and milestones are invited to participate in outings. These therapeutic outings are designed to motivate patients to progress in their treatment by…

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Joining the Eating Recovery Center Family: Reflections from Theresa Fassihi and Deborah Michel

October 12, 2015

Eating Recovery Center of Houston’s Theresa Fassihi, PhD, and Eating Recovery Center, The Woodland’s Deborah Michel, PhD, CEDS, reflect on their experiences in joining the Eating Recovery Center family of programs. Theresa Fassihi, PhD: I have been fortunate to do what I love for 16 years.  That’s how long I’ve been treating eating disorders and…

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Eating Recovery Center Partners with The Woodlands Eating Disorders Center in The Woodlands, Texas

October 7, 2015

Eating Recovery Center, the only national, vertically integrated, health care system dedicated to the treatment of serious eating disorders is pleased to announce that it has partnered with The Woodlands Eating Disorders Center in The Woodlands, Texas. Founded and led by eating disorders expert Deborah Michel, PhD, CEDS, this program is recognized as a leading…

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Six Myths About Eating Disorders – Meredith Thomas

October 6, 2015

Myth 1: My child doesn’t look like he/she has an eating disorder and therefore doesn’t. Truth: Those seeking treatment for an eating disorder present at varying sizes and shapes. In fact, many individuals appear to be a healthy weight, but are utilizing ineffective and dangerous behaviors to maintain this. Myth 2: My loved one just…

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Stress: A factor contributing to eating disorders

October 4, 2015

Eating Recovery Center’s Bonnie Brennan, MA, LPC, CEDS, was recently featured on in an article discussing how stress can play a role in the development of an eating disorder. In times of transition, stress can play a large role in the development of eating disorders among college students. “Stress produces cortisol, a hormone that easily increases your…

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Mindfulness and the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders – Kasi Howard, PsyD

October 1, 2015

Kasi Howard, PsyD is the Director of Training and a Staff Psychologist at Eating Recovery Center of San Antonio. Below she shares information on mindfulness and the treatment of substance use disorders. Mindfulness-based therapies have gained traction over the past three decades.   First pioneered by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979, and later presented by Marsha Linehan…

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Eating Recovery Center Partners with Recovery Record App to Enrich Continuum of Patient Care

October 1, 2015

Eating Recovery Center, the only national, vertically integrated, health care system dedicated to the treatment of serious eating disorders, announced today its partnership with Recovery Record, a mobile app that uniquely connects patients with clinicians to provide support through the recovery process with evidence-based treatment. Through this partnership, Eating Recovery Center has uniquely tailored the…

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Back to School Stress and Eating Disorders: What Parents Need to Know (

September 29, 2015

Eating Recovery Center’s Julie Holland Faylor, MHS, CEDS, Senior Vice President, Business Development, is the National Eating Disorders Examiner. Read an excerpt below from her blog post “Back to School Stress and Eating Disorders: What Parents Need to Know”: It’s back to school time at so many homes across the country, including mine. With a…

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The Anna Westin Act

September 28, 2015

Today, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses. They are present across people of all ages, races, ethnicities and socioeconomic groups, but women are more likely to have an eating disorder than men. NIMH estimates that the prevalence of eating disorders in the U.S. is approximately 10% of the population. Rep.…

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Expert on eating disorders shares lessons from working with families

September 26, 2015

Eating Recovery Center’s Dr. Craig Johnson discusses what’s important for parents to know, talks about challenges facing families and the impact that eating disorders have on families. After nearly four decades of treating eating disorders, Dr. Craig Johnson has learned a few things about what parents need to know. Johnson is director of the Denver-based Eating…

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