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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.

January 18, 2018
Although mothers spend more time with their kids these days, they feel they are doing a worse job of parenting than previous generations of mothers. They look to others for validation — is it okay that I am supplementing with formula? Does it make me a bad mom if I can’t produce enough milk to feed my child? — and instead find more reasons to be anxious.
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DocumentTags: "dr angela derrick", "erc chicago il", families, "mood & anxiety disorders", perfectionism, "symptoms & signs"
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September 28, 2017
Many self-identified perfectionists tend to operate in rigid, black-or-white thinking. Reframing rigid thinking can help us plan for flexibility, willingness and openness. This flexibility and willingness can help us move forward towards recovery success.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "ellie herman pike", patients, perfectionism, "recovery ambassador", treatment
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July 08, 2016
Just realizing that perfectionism was a big part of my eating disorder, and that it still remains with me today, helps me to manage it better so that I can continue to do well in recovery. You can do it too! Just like in recovery, we don’t listen to ED, we also don’t have to listen to the insistence of having to be perfect.
DocumentID: 827
DocumentTags: #recoverywednesday, alumni, patients, perfectionism, "robyn cruze"
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