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The Eating Recovery Center Blog features frequent updates concerning Eating Recovery Center (ERC), 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.


May 19, 2020
Look at that guy in the window.
He always seems so sad
Everyone says how much they love him
But he always looks so very bad
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DocumentTags: "eating disorder", "mental health", "recovery ambassador council", "submitted poem"
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May 14, 2020
Join Eating Recovery Center and Insight Behavioral Health for its 12th Annual Eating Recovery Foundation Conference on Mental Health, Practical Applications for Multidisciplinary Care. Taking place virtually on September 11-12, 2020, this two-day event will feature more than 20 research-based presentations from the nation’s leading mental health experts.
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May 12, 2020
As I do my once-a-week grocery shopping, I make sure my mask is on and I start going down my necessary aisles. As I pass people who are anxiously trying to avoid being too close, I can’t help but notice that every single person is wearing a mask. I am also wearing my mask, I am also anxiously trying to avoid close contact in the grocery store, I am just trying to get my groceries. 
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DocumentTags: "covid 19", "grocery shopping", "recovery ambassador council"
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May 01, 2020
Here in my home state of New Jersey, we’ve been in lockdown mode for a month now. My dining room is now a school house as we home school our three kids – ages 4, 7 and 12. All of our responsibilities have grown tremendously, with serious consequences.
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DocumentTags: "binge eating disorder", covid-19, "kara richardson whitely"
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April 16, 2020
Currently, states in the U.S. are mandating that we distance ourselves from others who are possible carriers of COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus. Social disruption with no sign of a solution causes psychological stress (Wohleb 2011). There is a feeling of repeatedly being disappointed, and this defeatist attitude is closely linked to depression. 
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DocumentTags: coronavirus, "covid 19", "dr ralph carson", "self isolation", "social distance"
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April 14, 2020
Thirty years ago, mental health wasn’t as prominent as it is now, therefore I’m not sure my family even knew how much I was suffering. Years later, many medications and treatments tried, I can say there were times I didn’t think I would come out of an OCD episode. However, exposure therapy and facing my fears has been the most helpful to me, but also knowing that it is not going to be comfortable while you confront them.
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DocumentTags: "julie bishop", OCD, "OCD therapy"
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April 09, 2020
At the root of emotional undercontrol (UC), biological dysfunction in the emotion regulation system interacts with an invalidating environment, leading to pervasive emotional dysregulation. These patients are characterized by high reward sensitivity, low inhibitory control, low attention to details, high novelty seeking, low distress tolerance, and often low threat sensitivity.
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DocumentTags: "adolescent depression", adolescents, depression, "ellen astrachan fletcher"
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April 07, 2020
The Atlanta-based bloggers just came out with a children’s book, "Her Body Can," that fills this much-needed gap with a book about self-acceptance and body positivity. It sends the message that your body can too, and it doesn’t matter what you look like, your size, your religion, your race or your physical abilities.
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DocumentTags: "body positivity", "danielle sherman lazar", "her body can"
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March 31, 2020
By making this list, I realized releasing control isn’t about letting go of hope. It is changing the things I can. And that can give me power in an otherwise chaotic time. I hope you’re well in this chaotic time and that you also find the ways to have courage to change the things you can. 
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DocumentTags: "binge eating disorder", coronavirus, "covid 19", "kara richardson whitely"
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March 26, 2020
Dr. Mehler, founder and Executive Medical Director of the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health, is widely recognized as the world’s foremost expert in the medical treatment of eating disorders and is a noted administrator, researcher and author.
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DocumentTags: acute, "dr mehler", "eating disorder treatment providers", "philip mehler", "professionals eating disorder treatment"
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