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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.

June 08, 2016
Thankfully, health and recovery from eating disorders are possible. Of course, it depends on a combination of factors — including the support of coaches, teams, families, medical and mental health professionals. Learn more about the signs of compulsive exercise and eating disorders in athletes. ​
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DocumentTags: "compulsive exercise", "ellie herman", males, patients, "symptoms & signs"
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June 08, 2016
Eating Recovery Center's Bonnie Brennan identifies 7 things to know about males and eating disorders.
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DocumentTags: #therapythursday, "bonnie brennan", males, patients, "symptoms & signs", treatment
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June 08, 2016
Men with eating disorders are under diagnosed, undertreated and misunderstood. Robyn Cruze, eating disorder recovery advocate, shares the facts.
DocumentID: 812
DocumentTags: alumni, families, males, patients, professionals, "robyn cruze"
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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.

DocumentID: 813
DocumentTags: #therapythursday, males, patients, "zach rawlings"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/Why-We-Must-Talk-About-Males-and-Eating-Disorders
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.
DocumentID: 1888
DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, anorexia, "child & adolescent", families, patients, "symptoms & signs", treatment
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May 19, 2016
Eric Dorsa hopes that sharing his struggles with an eating disorder will shed light on what he sees as an over-looked issue in the gay community.
DocumentID: 802
DocumentTags: #communityconnection, alumni, families, lgbtq, males, patients
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/What-This-Gay-Eating-Disorder-Survivor-Has-Learned
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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February 25, 2016
Eating Recovery Center's Dr. Ovidio Bermudez was recently featured in an article on discussing eating disorders among men.
DocumentID: 739
DocumentTags: "dr ovidio bermudez", males, patients, "signs & symptoms"
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