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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.

July 14, 2016
People often mistakenly believe that they cannot be overweight and have an eating disorder. The truth is that eating disorders affect people of all sizes.
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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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May 13, 2016
Do you binge eat or emotionally eat? Learn about treatment for binge eating disorder (BED) and other  related eating disorders.
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April 11, 2016

ERC Insight's Julie Friedman, PhD, Vice President, CORE (Compulsive Overeating Recovery Effort) was recently featured in an article on discussing Binge Eating Disorder.

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March 23, 2016
Identify ways to treat compulsive overeating disorder with nutrition and dietary tips from Jennifer Lewis, RD with Eating Recovery Center.
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March 22, 2016
Join us for Tea Time with Robyn, where she talks about binge eating disorder with Julie Friedman and the need to address BED with specialized eating disorder treatment.
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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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March 01, 2016
Separate binge eating disorder myths from facts with these 7 myths of binge eating disorder. From Julie Friedman, Ph.D. of the Compulsive Overeating Recovery Effort (CORE) program at Insight Chicago.
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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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June 01, 2015
The amount of food may not be particularly meaningful in considering binge eating. Whether the binge was defined by others or the individual as large doesn’t seem to matter because in either case the individual feels distressed about it. This is quite significant when it comes to how we think about binge eating. It’s important to remember that feeling out of control or distressed about your eating patterns means it’s important to talk to a trained professional.
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