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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.


November 08, 2019
You may be surprised to learn that what may look like “picky eating” could actually be an eating disorder. Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is not just about selective eating. In fact, ARFID can be distinguished from normal “picky eating” because the eating behaviors seriously impact the individual either physically or socially. 
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DocumentTags: ARFID, "avoidant restrictive food intake disorder", "child & adolescent", "dr angela derrick", families
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November 08, 2019
If you are expecting to have a child — soon or in the future, take some time today to rest your mind, soul, and body. Know that every bite you eat is nourishing a child that is going to come into this world and help make it a better place to live. If nothing else, please believe me when I say you, recovery warrior, are doing a beautiful job. 
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DocumentTags: alumni, "emily ann fincher", "erc greenville sc", patients
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October 29, 2019
You have a choice and you can choose recovery in each and every moment. And, in the end, it doesn’t matter what Ed says or does. What matters is how you respond to him.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "jenni schaefer", patients, "symptoms & signs"
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October 29, 2019
You can support and strengthen your recovery during the busy holiday season. Here's how to reframe holiday challenges as opportunities.
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DocumentTags: alumni, families, patients, professionals
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Tags: alumni  families  patients  professionals  
October 29, 2019
Eating disorders are the number one deadliest mental illness, and they need to be treated as such. The main lesson we learned that holiday season was to put recovery first, and foremost — above all else. This tough, but priceless lesson has made recovery a reality in our lives, and has allowed us to enjoy many happy holidays ever since.
DocumentID: 2229
DocumentTags: "child & adolescent", families, patients, "recovery ambassador", "sunnie gruwell", treatment, "what to expect"
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October 29, 2019
When our hearts start doing funny things, it can feel scary and may even cause panic. We may fear a heart attack or that we have heart problems. More often than not, when heart palpitations or a “racing heart” are caused by stress or anxiety, they are harmless. Should you be concerned when your heart is racing? 
DocumentID: 3425
DocumentTags: "insight behavioral health centers", "lara schuster effland", "mood & anxiety disorders", patients, "symptoms & signs", "world mental health day"
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October 29, 2019
How do you successfully navigate the holidays while in treatment for — or recovery from — binge eating disorder? ERC’s Binge Eating Treatment & Recovery (BETR) Program shares many simple and empowering coping tools and techniques that you can apply each day in recovery.
DocumentID: 2200
DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", "binge eating treatment and recovery program", "compulsive overeating", families, patients, treatment
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October 21, 2019
Eating Recovery Center in Northbrook, IL is one of the few eating disorder treatment centers that have the ability to treat children and adolescents of all genders with severe eating disorders, with the ability for tube feeding and treating comorbid issues as well as early onset eating disorders. 
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DocumentTags: "child & adolescent", "dr delia aldridge", "eating recovery center il", families, professionals
NodeAliasPath: /blog/October-2019/eating-disorders-in-children-midwest
October 18, 2019
Denver greeted visitors with its first snowfall of the year as Eating Recovery Center/Insight Behavioral Health Centers welcomed attendees to the Westin downtown for the 11th Annual Eating Recovery Foundation Conference. Today’s blog shares highlights from several sessions at the conference.
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DocumentTags: conference, "dr anne o'melia", "dr elizabeth easton", "dr ken weiner", "dr ovidio bermudez", "dr ralph carson", professionals
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October 16, 2019
Learn more about our Case Management team and their commitment to referring providers.
 
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DocumentTags: families, "laura feilner", professionals
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