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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 11, 2019
I personally think spirituality is a part of each of our beings. It has been the difference in my life and has walked me back from the place where I thought suicide was my only option. Maybe spirituality can be the difference in someone else’s life, too. That is my prayer as we contemplate ways to offer help during suicide prevention week. 
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DocumentTags: families, "mood & anxiety disorders", patients, "suicide prevention week"
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Eating disorders are debilitating. If you have an eating disorder and another co-occurring issue (substance use disorder, anxiety disorder or mood disorder), you not only tend to have more severe symptoms, you can also be more resistant to treatment. But no matter how many diagnoses you have, recovery is always possible.
DocumentID: 1987
DocumentTags: "erc chicago il", families, "linda lewaniak", patients, professionals, "substance use disorder", treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/April-2017/Recovery-for-More-Than-One-Diagnosis-is-Possible-Linda-Lewaniak
September 05, 2019
Stress eating is simply this: responding to stress by eating. Why does this happen? People stress eat because it works. Cortisol, a hormone produced when stress is released, actually decreases after we eat high-fat, sugary or salty foods. When you reach for a bag of chips or home-baked cookies after a stressful event, it makes sense that you would continue to do so again and again — because it is actually helping you relax!
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DocumentTags: "binge eating disorder", causes, "compulsive overeating", "erc chicago il", "laura lange", patients, treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/October-2017/Overcoming-Stress-Eating
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. 
DocumentID: 829
DocumentTags: #therapythursday, "erc chicago il", "lara schuster effland", "mood & anxiety disorders", patients, "signs & symptoms", treatment
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September 05, 2019
Like so many people with Binge Eating Disorder, I just didn’t feel “sick enough” for treatment. What I didn’t realize before recovery was that I was existing in this world – but not really living. In Binge Eating Disorder treatment, patients recover from their eating disorder and rediscover the things, places, ideals, and beliefs that they value – as well as their connection to each other and to other people. 
DocumentID: 3942
DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", "compulsive overeating", "dr julie friedman", families, "kara richardson whitely", patients
NodeAliasPath: /blog/September-2019/need-Help-for-Binge-Eating-kara-richardson-whitely
August 20, 2019
Explore the many benefits of yoga in eating disorder treatment.
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DocumentTags: #therapythursday, alumni, "erc denver co", "lisa mareb", patients, "symptoms & signs", treatment
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August 20, 2019
My son died by suicide after a two-year battle with anorexia on November 20th, 2015. Thankfully, though, in that first year after losing Justin, there were times where I could start seeing light again. As much as I miss my beautiful little boy, his spirit is always with me. 
DocumentID: 2153
DocumentTags: alumni, anorexia, "child & adolescent", families, "health risks", males, patients
NodeAliasPath: /blog/September-2017/How-I-Found-Life-After-Death
August 14, 2019
Mental health professionals may wonder how much of a role temperament plays in the development of mental health issues. Lara Schuster Effland discusses temperament, Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Polyvagal Theory and how to apply these theories to clinical practice.
 
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DocumentTags: "lara schuster effland", "mood and anxiety disorders", professionals, "radically open dbt"
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August 14, 2019
The prevalence of trauma is high in patients with binge eating disorder (BED)— much higher, in fact, than in the general population. Dr. Julie Friedman discusses research showing the importance of treating trauma with comorbid binge eating disorder. 
 
DocumentID: 3921
DocumentTags: "binge eating disorder", "dr julie friedman", professionals, ptsd, trauma
NodeAliasPath: /blog/July-2019-(1)/Treating-Trauma-with-Comorbid-Binge-Eating-Disorder-dr-julie-friedman
May 31, 2019
Loving someone with an eating disorder can be hard, hard work. Know that your support can help your friend or family member, even if it may not seem that way. If you find yourself unsure of how to approach your loved one about their illness or if you can’t get through a conversation with your loved one, here are some helpful tips and resources to help you:
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DocumentTags: "child & adolescent", families, "katie bendel", treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/May-2019/They-Don’t-Want-Treatment-and-I-Want-to-Give-Up-Katie-Bendel
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