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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.

September 05, 2019
You can change unhealthy patterns of behavior that lead to depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. Get on the path of recovery today with Eating Recovery Center. 
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July 20, 2016 talked with Bonnie Brennan, Senior Clinical Director of Adult Residential and Partial Hospital Services, Eating Recovery Center, to get the lowdown on drunkorexia and orthorexia, and how to spot and deal with them.
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July 18, 2016

In a very simplified sense, the answer has to do with duration, frequency, and how much it's impacting your life negatively, the last being the most significant, says Julie Friedman, Ph.D., vice president of the Compulsive Overeating Recovery Effort program for Eating Recovery Center's Insight Behavioral Health Centers in Chicago. (With behaviors like bingeing and purging, the standard is usually once a week, taking into account that multiple shorter episodes versus a single longer one are just as problematic.) But when you're not forcing yourself to vomit or overeat—when you just want to reach an equilibrium of healthy and anti-inflammatory and not-that-bad-tasting—the diagnosis is a bit more complicated.

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May 26, 2016
Eating Recovery Center offers eating disorder treatment programs for people with overweight bodies. Patients in these programs are overweight or obese and also struggle with bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, compulsive overeating, night eating, emotional eating and/or stress eating. These programs offer intensive multidisciplinary treatment for adults, including medical, psychiatric, behavioral and nutritional care. It is not an obesity treatment program or a weight management program. Unlike traditional weight loss programs, we recognize that both behavioral and biological factors contribute to being overweight, and that many overweight or obese individuals have a co-occurring eating disorder. This program offers a comprehensive treatment solution to normalize eating patterns, stabilize medical comorbidities, control weight and improve quality of life issues.
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April 25, 2016
Read Dr. Ovidio Bermudez's discussion on the dual diagnosis of an eating disorder and type 1 diabetes; as well as the warning signs and treatment of diabulimia, also known as ED-DMT1.
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April 01, 2016
Eating Recovery Center explains why eating disorders and alcohol abuse often go hand in hand — and why it is so hard to treat one health condition without treating the other.
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March 29, 2016

Karen Schneller, clinical manager of the Eating Recovery Center in San Francisco, said a spike in extreme eating habits in teenagers and college students has the potential to develop into eating disorders. This is a phenomenon that happens consistently throughout the country. Anxiety and stress about body image can also manifest into an eating disorder.

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March 13, 2016
Beth Riley, MSW, LISW-CP, CEDS, and Executive Director at Eating Recovery Center, The Carolinas, was recently featured on discussing how someone's desire to eat clean leads to a fear of unhealthy foods.

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March 08, 2016
Join us for Tea Time with Robyn where she discusses eating disorder treatment and recovery, body image, and food with college student and former Ed patient Rae Thomas.
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February 26, 2016
Eating Recovery Center's Austin's Dr. Allison Chase was recently featured in an article and video segment on discussing eating disorders among young girls.
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