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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 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.

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DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, anorexia, bulimia, families, males, patients, suicide
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July 14, 2016

Bonnie Brennan, MA, LPC, CEDS, Senior Clinical Director of Adult Residential and Partial Hospital Services, was recently featured in an article on discussing the difficulties of bulimia recovery.

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DocumentTags: #therapythursday, anorexia, "bonnie brennan", bulimia, families, patients, treatment
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May 31, 2016
Learn the facts about weight restoration in anorexia treatment. Dr. Anna Vinter explains the importance of staying with treatment even as anxiety rises.
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DocumentTags: #therapythursday, anorexia, "dr anna vinter", "erc sacramento ca", patients, prognosis, treatment
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May 31, 2016
For a family, having a child away in residential treatment is stressful, isolating and scary. You do it however, because it literally can be a matter of life or death for an patient with anorexia. This is the world we live when insurance is paying the bill. As I comprehend all of this, my mind shifts and I begin to face the stark reality the world has gone on without my son in it. His friends are living carefree and moving ahead in their lives as he is fighting for his.
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DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, anorexia, "child & adolescent", families, patients, "symptoms & signs", treatment
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May 26, 2016
Some individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have eating issues. Eating Recovery Center's Lisa Geraud discusses autism, ARFID and anorexia.
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DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, anorexia, arfid, "child & adolescent", "erc bellevue wa", families, professionals
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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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DocumentTags: anorexia, bulimia, causes, families, "karen schneller", males, "signs & symptoms"
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March 16, 2016
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a therapeutic treatment created for those who struggle with emotional dysregulation. The main goal of DBT treatment is to help an individual create a life they want to be present in. Dialectical Behavior Therapy also endeavors to teach patients with eating disorders a number of valuable life skills.
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DocumentTags: #therapythursday, dbt, "dialectical behavior therapy", "dr ellen astrachan-fletcher", patients, professionals, treatment
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August 23, 2015
We explore the rationale for thoughtful dual diagnosis programming as well as cutting-edge treatment approaches to heal patients struggling with mood and anxiety issues in addition to a primary eating disorder diagnosis.
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April 10, 2015
Information about Eating Disorders in College students provided by Eating Recovery Center. 
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DocumentTags: anorexia, bulimia, "child & adolescent", families, patients, "symptoms & signs"
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April 05, 2015
Information about Eating Disorders in Athletes provided by Eating Recovery Center. 
DocumentID: 1796
DocumentTags: anorexia, bulimia, ednos, families, professionals, "symptoms & signs"
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