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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.

Ever Heard of ‘Drunkorexia’? 4 Diet Fad Behaviors That May Actually Be Eating Disorders

July 20, 2016

ESSENCE.com talked with Bonnie Brennan, Senior Clinical Director of Adult Residential and Partial Hospital Services, Eating Recovery Center, to get the lowdown on these disorders, how to spot them and how to deal.  Drunkorexia What it is: Drunkorexia refers to the behaviors of restricting food intake in preparation for a night of drinking, Brennan says.…

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The New Eating Disorders: Drunkorexia, Brideorexia and …

July 19, 2016

Bonnie Brennan, MA, LPC, CEDS, Senior Clinical Director of Adult Residential and Partial Hospital Services, recently wrote an article that was featured on Betterafter50.com. One of the gifts I’ve received in mid-life is to be able to see more clearly the different ways in which all people struggle and the choices we make to deal…

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How Much Do You Have to Think About Eating for It to Become a Disorder?

July 18, 2016

We all do it, but don’t you feel just a little f*cked up? Eating lunch in order of least-to-most bloat risk, starting with the vegetables and ending with whatever it is on your plate you’d rather have bitten into first. Reading one of those grocery-shopping guides for “neurotic eaters” concerned about cabbages feeling pain. Reading—and…

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This Young Woman Is Sharing Her Anorexia Journey on Instagram

July 18, 2016

Sarah Francati isn’t your average teenager. The 19-year-old college student from New York is sharing her recovery from the eating disorder anorexia nervosa on social media. And as a result, thousands of people are cheering her on while many others are seeking guidance. “I made the account a year ago to keep myself focused,” she…

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This Is The Truth About Recovering From Bulimia – Bonnie Brennan on SELF.com

July 14, 2016

Bonnie Brennan, MA, LPC, CEDS, Senior Clinical Director of Adult Residential and Partial Hospital Services, was recently featured in an article on SELF.com discussing the difficulties of bulimia recovery. On the most recent episode of “Real Housewives of New York City,” cast member Jules Wainstein discussed her ongoing struggle with bulimia. Here’s why experts say…

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Being Overweight and Having an Eating Disorder — Laura Lange

July 14, 2016

People often mistakenly believe that they cannot be overweight and have an eating disorder. The truth is that eating disorders affect people of all sizes. Could you have an eating disorder? In treatment, people tell me many things. They are able to list a litany of crash diets, liquid diets, exercise regimens and diet pills that they…

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Reduce Depression and Anxiety, Even in the Most Difficult Moments — Lara Schuster Effland

July 13, 2016

We recently asked our clients to describe depression, anxiety, and recovery and here is what they told us: Depression — “Numbness would feel so much better than the pain.” Anxiety — “You’ve lost touch with reality. Your brain takes over all of your thoughts and you believe them, even when you try your hardest not…

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Eating Disorder History Made by Congress – Millie Plotkin

July 8, 2016

We’ve written here many times about the serious facts and statistics surrounding eating disorders: 30 million U.S. women and men will suffer from an eating disorder. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental health illness. About one person dies every hour as a result of an eating disorder. Eating disorders are not…

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Are You a Perfectionist? 4 Tips to Help You Find Peace – Robyn Cruze

July 8, 2016

I am a perfectionist. I see it in my everyday activities. I see it in my work and in my role as a mom. On most days, I can recognize when my perfectionism comes out and I can gently put it in check. I do this by reminding myself that I am human, and that…

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10 Reasons to Seek Help for an Eating Disorder in Summer – Dr. Ovidio Bermudez & Jeana Cost

July 8, 2016

While many people spend summertime relaxing and enjoying trips or time off, summer can bring an increase of symptoms for individuals with eating disorders. People often say things like, “we will wait and hope that things get better” or “we have more important priorities” — but this sends the wrong message. Would you take the same approach…

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