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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.


June 19, 2018
Dear Boy in the Closet, I want to first begin by saying that I love you and that today I am so grateful. You are the part of my life I cannot imagine living without. Thank you for never giving up on me and for patiently waiting for me to open the door so we could play once again. 
DocumentID: 2747
DocumentTags: #myrecoveryletter, alumni, "eric dorsa", families, lgbtq, males, patients
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/June-2018/My-Recovery-Letter-Eric-s-Story
February 26, 2018
Getting Real as a parent of a son with anorexia nervosa began with my accepting that eating disorders were real for males, too. Reflecting back on the first year of my son’s illness, I see an infinite number of missteps. I’d like to share a few of them here in the hopes that perhaps other parents can learn from our mistakes.
DocumentID: 2297
DocumentTags: anorexia, "child & adolescent", "david bachman", events, families, males, "national eating disorder awareness week"
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/February-2018/Let’s-Get-Real-About-Parenting-a-Child-with-an-Eating-Disorder-–-David-Bachman
September 07, 2017
My son died by suicide after a two-year battle with anorexia on November 20th, 2015. Thankfully, though, in that first year after losing Justin, there were times where I could start seeing light again. As much as I miss my beautiful little boy, his spirit is always with me. 
DocumentID: 2153
DocumentTags: alumni, anorexia, "child & adolescent", families, "health risks", males, patients
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/September-2017/How-I-Found-Life-After-Death
July 07, 2017
A mother of a child in eating disorder recovery pens a letter to his eating disorder. Find out what she says in this frank, brutally honest blog post.
 
DocumentID: 2110
DocumentTags: alumni, "child & adolescent", families, males, patients, "treatment results"
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/July-2017/A-Letter-to-My-Child’s-Eating-Disorder
April 27, 2017
I was the only male in my treatment center and yet I felt like we were all speaking the same language. In treatment, I learned that I was not alone and that recovery was possible — though it would be a few more years before I fully started to embrace recovery.
DocumentID: 2008
DocumentTags: #communityconnection, alumni, "eric dorsa", families, males, patients, "recovery ambassador"
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/April-2017/eating-recovery-day-eric-dorsa
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.
 
DocumentID: 885
DocumentTags: #therapythursday, "body dysmorphic disorder", lgbtq, males, patients, professionals, "zach rawlings"
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/2016/Body-Dysmorphic-Disorder-in-Gay-Males
October 20, 2016
DocumentID: 878
DocumentTags: families, "health risks", lgbtq, males, patients, suicide
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/2016/Gay-Men-at-Higher-Risk-for-Eating-Disorders;-See-t
Tags: families  health risks  lgbtq  males  patients  suicide  
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. 
DocumentID: 868
DocumentTags: #communityconnection, #therapythursday, families, lgbtq, males, patients, "zach rawlings"
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/2016/The-Truth-About-Body-Dysmorphia-in-Gay-Men-Zach
September 02, 2016

Eating disorders affect males, too. Yes, males are affected by body image issues and eating disorders. Males are known to engage in behaviors like over-exercising, restricting foods, purging and frequently checking their bodies out in mirrors.

DocumentID: 853
DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, anorexia, bulimia, families, males, patients, suicide
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/2016/A-Mother’s-Message-of-Hope-in-the-Wake-of-Great-Lo
June 08, 2016
Thankfully, health and recovery from eating disorders are possible. Of course, it depends on a combination of factors — including the support of coaches, teams, families, medical and mental health professionals. Learn more about the signs of compulsive exercise and eating disorders in athletes. ​
DocumentID: 815
DocumentTags: "compulsive exercise", "ellie herman", males, patients, "symptoms & signs"
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/2016/Are-Male-Endurance-Athletes-at-Increased-Risk-for
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