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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 24, 2017
In our clinic, those who seek help for binge eating disorder (BED), night eating syndrome (NES), and loss of control eating (LOC) tend to skip meals, eat light during some meals and heavy during others, graze one day and eat a lot of food the next. This random timing of meals can make binge eating and associated problems worse. Here’s how:
DocumentID: 2023
DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", "dr ralph carson", "erc chicago il", "health risks", patients, treatment
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May 15, 2017
Those us who are familiar with mental health illnesses know that oftentimes sufferers mask their symptoms. Nowhere is that more true than in social media. As the nation kicks off Mental Health Awareness Week, we would like to showcase Instagram's  partnership with Troian Bellisario as part of #HereForYou campaign.
DocumentID: 2017
DocumentTags: alumni, depression, families, instagram, "mental health", patients, "troian bellisario"
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May 09, 2017
Last week we celebrated Eating Recovery Day with the theme “#DontMissIt.” Our goal was to come together as a community to talk about eating disorders in as many ways and places as we could. We are overwhelmed by your support and commitment to increasing awareness and removing the stigma about eating disorders. Today, we would like to showcase just some of your truly inspiring contributions to Eating Recovery Day 2017.
DocumentID: 2015
DocumentTags: "eating recovery day 2017", events, families, patients, professionals, "recovery ambassador"
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May 02, 2017
Please consider “taking five” today – make a call and make a difference. Click here to call your members of Congress.
DocumentID: 2014
DocumentTags: advocacy
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April 21, 2017
A true celebration of experience, strength, and hope, our second annual Eating Recovery Day, is fast approaching on Tuesday, May 2. Leading up to May 2, my advocate friends and I will come together on various blogs to share our perspectives about this year’s Eating Recovery Day theme, #DontMissIt. Prepare to get inspired.
DocumentID: 1991
DocumentTags: alumni, "eating recovery day", events, families, "jenni schaefer", "kara richardson whitely", patients
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April 21, 2017
When it comes to eating disorder recovery, the Eating Recovery Foundation is an asset to those afflicted with — or at risk for — an eating disorder. The Foundation’s Charitable Care Fund is a fund that can fill the treatment gap for those whose financial hardship prevent the opportunity of recovery. Learn more about the fund and how you can help.
DocumentID: 1990
DocumentTags: alumni, "eating recovery day", events, families, foundation, patients, professionals
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April 17, 2017
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.
DocumentID: 1987
DocumentTags: "erc chicago il", families, "linda lewaniak", patients, professionals, "substance use disorder", treatment
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April 13, 2017
Certain eating disorder professionals may be surprised to learn that there is a fairly significant percentage of anorectic patients that also have autism-like symptoms. Does this mean that a large number of people struggling with anorexia also have an autism spectrum disorder? Absolutely not. In fact, a rather small percent of people with anorexia exhibit autism-type behaviors.
DocumentID: 1957
DocumentTags: anorexia, autism, "dr ralph carson", "erc chicago il", professionals, "symptoms & signs", treatment
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April 06, 2017
Eating Recovery Center is excited to announce the Second National "Eating Recovery Day" on May 2, 2017, a day devoted to raising awareness about eating disorders.
 
DocumentID: 1956
DocumentTags: alumni, "dr ken weiner", "eating recovery day", "eating recovery day 2017", events, families, patients
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March 31, 2017
We're thrilled to announce a new partnership between Eating Recovery Center and the Mighty — a story-based health community focused on improving the lives of people facing disease, disorder, mental illness and disability.
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