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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.


October 10, 2017
October is National Coming Out Month so we are encouraging our trans friends to come out of the closet about their eating disorder this month. But we also encourage everyone else to do their part to make coming out with an eating disorder easier. Zach Rawlings MA, LPC explains.
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June 02, 2017
For me, being “me” didn’t just mean breaking out of eating disorder habits, it also meant breaking out of the closet. It sounds bizarre and completely ridiculous but, after I came out, it almost felt as though my eating disorder vanished. I wondered if I could have avoided all those years of struggle if I was just able to say I was gay.
 
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DocumentTags: alumni, anorexia, families, lgbtq, patients, professionals, treatment
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November 23, 2016
Take a moment to check out a few stories with ERC experts and alumni. Please help us spread the word about eating disorders, treatment and recovery by sharing the articles that resonate with you!
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October 27, 2016
A notable and pervasive issue with a more physical focus has started to plague the gay male community. Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a psychological diagnosis that refers to one’s preoccupation with a perceived defect or flaw with his or her physical appearance. This can lead to repetitive behaviors like mirror-checking, excessive exercise and reassurance seeking.
 
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DocumentTags: #therapythursday, "body dysmorphic disorder", lgbtq, males, patients, professionals, "zach rawlings"
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October 20, 2016
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October 05, 2016
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is recognized as a body-image disorder. Typically, people with this disorder become preoccupied with perceived flaws and defects in their appearance. Whether these so-called flaws are even noticed by other people is irrelevant. When you have BDD, your preoccupation with your appearance occurs for hours each day — maybe even all day — disrupting your daily functioning and leading to intense distress. 
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DocumentTags: #communityconnection, #therapythursday, families, lgbtq, males, patients, "zach rawlings"
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May 19, 2016
Eric Dorsa hopes that sharing his struggles with an eating disorder will shed light on what he sees as an over-looked issue in the gay community.
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DocumentTags: #communityconnection, alumni, families, lgbtq, males, patients
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February 26, 2016
Amy Simpson, ERC Washington, was recently featured in an article on DailyDot.com discussing eating disorders among the LGBT community. 
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