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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 09, 2020
Have you heard of the Eating Disorders Information Gateway? The Eating Disorders Information Gateway (EDIG) is a resource offered by Eating Recovery Center. This website provides a single portal where anyone looking for information on eating disorders can access a variety of materials.
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DocumentTags: "eating disorders information gateway", "professional resources"
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June 03, 2020
Today we’re discussing the upcoming 12th Annual Eating Recovery Foundation Conference on Mental Health, Practical Applications for Multidisciplinary Care. This two-day virtual event will feature an Eating Disorders track and Mood, Anxiety and Trauma track with more than 20 research-based presentations from the nation’s leading eating disorder and mental health experts. 
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DocumentTags: "2020 erf conference"
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June 02, 2020
We strongly reject racism, hate, and discrimination. They run counter to what is good and ethical, and clearly stand in opposition to ERC/Insight’s core values of compassion and integrity. But believing in values is never sufficient. We have an obligation to make sure that we are systematically living up to them as an organization.
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DocumentTags: "company statement", "rebecca steinfort"
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May 19, 2020
Look at that guy in the window.
He always seems so sad
Everyone says how much they love him
But he always looks so very bad
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DocumentTags: "eating disorder", "mental health", "recovery ambassador council", "submitted poem"
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May 14, 2020
Join Eating Recovery Center and Insight Behavioral Health for its 12th Annual Eating Recovery Foundation Conference on Mental Health, Practical Applications for Multidisciplinary Care. Taking place virtually on September 11-12, 2020, this two-day event will feature more than 20 research-based presentations from the nation’s leading mental health experts.
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May 12, 2020
As I do my once-a-week grocery shopping, I make sure my mask is on and I start going down my necessary aisles. As I pass people who are anxiously trying to avoid being too close, I can’t help but notice that every single person is wearing a mask. I am also wearing my mask, I am also anxiously trying to avoid close contact in the grocery store, I am just trying to get my groceries. 
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DocumentTags: "covid 19", "grocery shopping", "recovery ambassador council"
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May 01, 2020
Here in my home state of New Jersey, we’ve been in lockdown mode for a month now. My dining room is now a school house as we home school our three kids – ages 4, 7 and 12. All of our responsibilities have grown tremendously, with serious consequences.
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DocumentTags: "binge eating disorder", covid-19, "kara richardson whitely"
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April 16, 2020
Currently, states in the U.S. are mandating that we distance ourselves from others who are possible carriers of COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus. Social disruption with no sign of a solution causes psychological stress (Wohleb 2011). There is a feeling of repeatedly being disappointed, and this defeatist attitude is closely linked to depression. 
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DocumentTags: coronavirus, "covid 19", "dr ralph carson", "self isolation", "social distance"
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April 14, 2020
Thirty years ago, mental health wasn’t as prominent as it is now, therefore I’m not sure my family even knew how much I was suffering. Years later, many medications and treatments tried, I can say there were times I didn’t think I would come out of an OCD episode. However, exposure therapy and facing my fears has been the most helpful to me, but also knowing that it is not going to be comfortable while you confront them.
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DocumentTags: "julie bishop", OCD, "OCD therapy"
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April 09, 2020
At the root of emotional undercontrol (UC), biological dysfunction in the emotion regulation system interacts with an invalidating environment, leading to pervasive emotional dysregulation. These patients are characterized by high reward sensitivity, low inhibitory control, low attention to details, high novelty seeking, low distress tolerance, and often low threat sensitivity.
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DocumentTags: "adolescent depression", adolescents, depression, "ellen astrachan fletcher"
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