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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 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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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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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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March 17, 2020
This March, National Nutrition Month is taking place. Introduced by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a way to “Eat Right Bite by Bite,” National Nutrition Month campaigns for not only healthy eating but being educated and informed about ways to improve one’s overall health in the form of food. 
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February 28, 2020
At Eating Recovery Center, we are being proactive by breaking the stigma around eating disorders. Here's a breakdown of the research and statistics around eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, binge eating, bulimia and other conditions.
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January 16, 2020
A family-based treatment model is such a necessary component to treatment that we require parents (or surrogate others) to participate in our programs. By engaging and supporting families in treatment, we can address family dynamics, communication patterns, stressors within the family and other experiences. 
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January 14, 2020
For anyone who exercises, it’s important to ask ourselves broadly: are there any negative consequences occurring from exercise? A number of patients in treatment for eating disorders have, at some point, struggled with compulsive exercise. It is important for those in treatment to assess their views of exercise and to identify when exercise is getting to be unhealthy or compulsive — and to help prevent getting to the point where physical health consequences occur.
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December 12, 2019
The most feared and potentially deadly complication of the refeeding process of malnourished patients is the refeeding syndrome. Refeeding syndrome occurs when patients that have been nutritionally depleted begin to eat and metabolize calories. These patients have either lost 10% of their body weight the last three months or have had no nutritional intake for 10 days.
 
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December 03, 2019
One in five Colorado adults are affected by mental health concerns yet more than half do not seek mental health treatment. With Colorado having one of the highest suicide rates in the country, Insight Behavioral Health Centers (Insight) has opened its doors to address this growing mental health crisis. 
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November 25, 2019
Eating disorders are debilitating. If you have an eating disorder and another co-occurring issue (substance use disorder, anxiety disorder or mood disorder), you not only tend to have more severe symptoms, you can also be more resistant to treatment. But no matter how many diagnoses you have, recovery is always possible.
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