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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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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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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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June 08, 2016

Numbers from the National Eating Disorder Association show that 10 million males in the United States will suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder during their lifetime.

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