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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 28, 2017
Recently, Prince Harry discussed his own struggles with anxiety and panic attacks, which were at times triggered by being in a crowded room. Some things that helped Prince Harry cope with his own anxiety issues was to join the military, serve in Afghanistan and develop the Invictus Games, a sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women.
DocumentID: 2065
DocumentTags: alumni, anxiety, "mood and anxiety disorders", "panic attacks", patients, "prince harry", "symptoms & signs"
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June 22, 2017
Many well-meaning people attempt to stop eating when they are “full.” And most of us assume that this ability — to notice if we feel hungry or full — will come to us easily and naturally. Does every person know how to recognize physical sensations of hunger and fullness? Are stomach cues really enough to rely on, in order to know when to eat and when to stop eating? 
DocumentID: 2063
DocumentTags: "binge eating disorder", causes, "compulsive overeating", "dr ralph carson", families, patients, professionals
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June 22, 2017
Many people assume that men are not as vulnerable to eating disorders as women. Doctors often do not bother to screen male patients for eating disorders in the same way they might screen women. Often, providers focus on the fact that their patient is gaining weight while ignoring clinically significant eating disorder symptoms. To make matters worse, restrictive diets — that can exacerbate binge eating — are often prescribed as the recommended “cure."
DocumentID: 2062
DocumentTags: "binge eating disorder", "dr julie friedman", "erc chicago il", families, patients, "symptoms & signs", treatment
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June 09, 2017
While Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has been open out her struggles with food addiction, she recently confessed that she was bulimic so she could be as “beautiful and thin” as Princess Diana. During an interview on the Unlock Your Health podcast she said, “To wish you could have a mental illness to that level is a very serious place to get to.”
 
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DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", bulimia, patients, "sarah ferguson"
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June 06, 2017
There are many great conferences in the eating disorder field, and I’m frequently asked, “Why should I spend time away from my private practice, and make the financial investment to attend your conference?” I know you may think I’m a little biased, but when you read what conference attendees have to say, you’ll see there are many reasons why you should attend.
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DocumentTags: foundation, professionals
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Tags: foundation  professionals  
June 02, 2017
I share some of those words with you now because I hope they inspire other professionals to look critically at how our words shape our patients’ lives. I share them because I hope that people with eating disorders and their families are not still hearing these ideas laid out as truths. Here are some of the worst things I’ve ever said as an eating disorder therapist:
DocumentID: 2031
DocumentTags: alumni, "dr ashley solomon", "erc cincinnati oh", families, patients, professionals, treatment
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June 02, 2017
For me, being “me” didn’t just mean breaking out of eating disorder habits, it also meant breaking out of the closet. It sounds bizarre and completely ridiculous but, after I came out, it almost felt as though my eating disorder vanished. I wondered if I could have avoided all those years of struggle if I was just able to say I was gay.
 
DocumentID: 2030
DocumentTags: alumni, anorexia, families, lgbtq, patients, professionals, treatment
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May 24, 2017
In our clinic, those who seek help for binge eating disorder (BED), night eating syndrome (NES), and loss of control eating (LOC) tend to skip meals, eat light during some meals and heavy during others, graze one day and eat a lot of food the next. This random timing of meals can make binge eating and associated problems worse. Here’s how:
DocumentID: 2023
DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", "dr ralph carson", "erc chicago il", "health risks", patients, treatment
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May 18, 2017
We are saddened that the world has lost musician Chris Cornell to depression and suicide. He will be forever remembered for his haunting lyrics and voice that so many of us connected with.
DocumentID: 2019
DocumentTags: alumni, "chris cornell", "health risks", "mood & anxiety disorders", patients, suicide
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May 17, 2017
While raising a teenager can be incredibly rewarding, it can also be very challenging. A complicating factor is that normal teen behavior and eating disordered-behavior can sometimes look very similar! In this blog, we share insight for parents of teenagers in eating disorder recovery.
DocumentID: 2018
DocumentTags: "child & adolescent", "courtney morton", "erc austin tx", families, "jenni schaefer", patients, professionals
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/May-2017/Teens-and-Eating-Disorders-5-Tips-for-Parents-Courtney-Morton-Jenni-Schaefer
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