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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.


May 09, 2017
Last week we celebrated Eating Recovery Day with the theme “#DontMissIt.” Our goal was to come together as a community to talk about eating disorders in as many ways and places as we could. We are overwhelmed by your support and commitment to increasing awareness and removing the stigma about eating disorders. Today, we would like to showcase just some of your truly inspiring contributions to Eating Recovery Day 2017.
DocumentID: 2015
DocumentTags: "eating recovery day 2017", events, families, patients, professionals, "recovery ambassador"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/May-2017/Eating-Recovery-Day-2017-Don’t-Miss-Our-Letter-of-Thanks-to-You
April 27, 2017
I was the only male in my treatment center and yet I felt like we were all speaking the same language. In treatment, I learned that I was not alone and that recovery was possible — though it would be a few more years before I fully started to embrace recovery.
DocumentID: 2008
DocumentTags: #communityconnection, alumni, "eric dorsa", families, males, patients, "recovery ambassador"
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April 26, 2017
We applaud these celebrities who consistently use their public platform to speak out against body shaming and encourage body positivity. For those who’ve experienced their own struggles with eating disorders, we are grateful that they have honestly and bravely told their story as a way to raise awareness and remove the stigma of mental illnesses.
DocumentID: 1989
DocumentTags: alumni, anorexia, "body positivity", bulimia, families, patients, "treatment results"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/April-2017/23-Celebrities-Speak-Out-About-Eating-Disorders-and-Body-Positivity
November 30, 2016
I find as time marches on and your child recovers, you are left to your own thoughts, sometimes for the first time in months. Finally, you have time to assess the emotional toll an eating disorder personally has taken on you. Moving forward for everyone is healthy and living in the present not the past is essential for familial healing.
DocumentID: 1885
DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, anorexia, "child & adolescent", families, patients, "treatment results"
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November 23, 2016
Take a moment to check out a few stories with ERC experts and alumni. Please help us spread the word about eating disorders, treatment and recovery by sharing the articles that resonate with you!
DocumentID: 1740
DocumentTags: alumni, families, lgbtq, patients, press, professionals
NodeAliasPath: /blog/November-2016/ERC-in-the-News-–-November-201
Tags: alumni  families  lgbtq  patients  press  professionals  
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.
 
DocumentID: 885
DocumentTags: #therapythursday, "body dysmorphic disorder", lgbtq, males, patients, professionals, "zach rawlings"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/Body-Dysmorphic-Disorder-in-Gay-Males
October 20, 2016
DocumentID: 878
DocumentTags: families, "health risks", lgbtq, males, patients, suicide
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Tags: families  health risks  lgbtq  males  patients  suicide  
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. 
DocumentID: 868
DocumentTags: #communityconnection, #therapythursday, families, lgbtq, males, patients, "zach rawlings"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/The-Truth-About-Body-Dysmorphia-in-Gay-Men-Zach
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.

DocumentID: 853
DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, anorexia, bulimia, families, males, patients, suicide
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/A-Mother’s-Message-of-Hope-in-the-Wake-of-Great-Lo
July 31, 2016
Helping a loved one be successful in recovery is hard work. The thought of another relapse is frightening. Not being committed could mean the difference between success and failure for the child. It is not for the faint of heart but, when you love your child unconditionally, it is just what you do.
DocumentID: 1887
DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, "child & adolescent", families, patients, prognosis
NodeAliasPath: /blog/July-2016/The-Work-Doesn-t-End-When-You-Get-Home-From-Eating
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