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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.

April 13, 2017
Certain eating disorder professionals may be surprised to learn that there is a fairly significant percentage of anorectic patients that also have autism-like symptoms. Does this mean that a large number of people struggling with anorexia also have an autism spectrum disorder? Absolutely not. In fact, a rather small percent of people with anorexia exhibit autism-type behaviors.
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DocumentTags: anorexia, autism, "dr ralph carson", "erc chicago il", professionals, "symptoms & signs", treatment
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April 06, 2017
Eating Recovery Center is excited to announce the Second National "Eating Recovery Day" on May 2, 2017, a day devoted to raising awareness about eating disorders.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "dr ken weiner", "eating recovery day", "eating recovery day 2017", events, families, patients
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March 31, 2017
We're thrilled to announce a new partnership between Eating Recovery Center and the Mighty — a story-based health community focused on improving the lives of people facing disease, disorder, mental illness and disability.
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March 30, 2017
In looking back to why I fell in love with treating eating disorders, I am reminded that I actually wrote a paper in graduate school titled: “The Population I will Never Treat—Eating Disorders”.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "bonnie brennan", families, patients, professionals, treatment
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March 30, 2017
Take ten minutes out of your day to listen to this guided meditation with our very own Ellie Herman. 
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DocumentTags: #selfcaresaturday, alumni, "ellie herman", families, patients, professionals
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March 29, 2017
Beloved “Downton Abbey” star Jessica Brown Findlay (who played Lady Sybil on PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre hit show) recently opened up about her 13-year struggle with an eating disorder. 
DocumentID: 1940
DocumentTags: alumni, celebrities, "jessica brown findlay", patients, treatment
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March 23, 2017
We invite you to join Eating Recovery Center’s hiring managers on March 24, 2017 to learn more about the career opportunities we have in the Bellevue, Washington area. We are seeking talented, enthusiastic professionals to join our renowned team of healthcare and clinical professionals in the following areas: Behavioral Health Counselors, Primary Therapists, Case Managers and Registered Nurses.
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March 23, 2017
If you’re obsessing about your shape, it’s helpful to know the difference between two mental illnesses: eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder. Both disorders are associated with depression and low self-esteem. It can be really confusing to tell these two disorders apart.
DocumentID: 1927
DocumentTags: alumni, "body dysmorphic disorder", families, "jenni schaefer", patients, professionals, "symptoms & signs"
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March 22, 2017
If you exercise frequently — despite severe negative consequences — you could have a problem. Do these signs of compulsive exercise seem familiar to you?
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DocumentTags: "binge eating treatment and recovery program", "compulsive exercise", "dr ralph carson", "erc illinois", "excessive exercise", patients, "symptoms & signs"
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March 21, 2017
Binge eating disorder (BED) is now the most common type of eating disorder. Sadly, only about 30 percent of those with the condition seek treatment – many times because people do not realize that binge eating is, in fact, an eating disorder. We share the myths and realities of BED with you here.
DocumentID: 1925
DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", "kara richardson whitely", patients, "symptoms & signs"
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